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By Tim Montgomerie
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I spent all of my secondary education at an army school – King's of Guetersloh, Germany. From the age of about 14 or 15 I used to go to the YMCA shop on the barracks to buy a copy of The Times. I read the newspaper on the one hour journey back to my home in Bielefeld. It is a great honour for me to have been invited to become a columnist for the newspaper I grew up with. I'll be writing every other Monday for The Times' comment pages, starting today.

It shouldn't affect ConHome very much as I've been writing for various newspapers on a regular basis for some time. Although I haven't signed up exclusively to The Times I will be writing less for other platforms as I want to seize this opportunity and make it work. I'll be writing a lot about Tory politics but one of the things I'm most looking forward to is being able to address other topics including my interest in foreign affairs, US politics and the Church. In my first column I've written about the Iranian nuclear threat following my visit to Israel last week (courtesy of Conservative Friends of Israel). There is no paywall this extended bank holiday weekend because of the Jubilee so please do go and read the piece.

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