Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end
His new book, ‘The Marches’, is a fascinating exploration of a land and people caught between Scotland and England.
We think of our countryside as permanent but, in truth, it is a whirl of commotion.
Plus: I upset Plaid. I recommend Matt Forde’s TV series. And: will a ticket to Norwich cost me £27.10 or £103.10?
If you hate Michael Gove, you’ll love this book. If you think Theresa May is a bit of a calculating minx, you’ll have your suspicions confirmed.
A new book charts how, over the course of a complicated career, he tried to bring peace to the island whilst defending British interests.
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.
This book, by a three-time Tory candidate, records a troupe who represent ”a type of true Conservatism, for they represent at once permanence and improvement”.
Too many children are growing up without learning to love reading literature.
A new book claims the great man was an instrument of divine providence. He would not have been convinced, and nor should you be.
The author addresses a publication party for his second volune, ‘Everything She Wants’, thrown by the Centre for Policy Studies.