Tory Defence Minister Anna Soubry has never been famed for her delicate, flowery language. An MP recently complained to Mr Steerpike that he’d ‘had to leave the smoking room after… Continue reading The post Anna Soubry: Nigel Farage looks like someone has put their finger up his bottom appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
President Obama has come up with a splendid response to the state sponsored prejudice against gay people in Russia - by announcing that openly gay athletes will play a prominent role in the American delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Show More Summary
John Rentoul has turned his attention recently to PMQs (Prime Minister's Questions) at Westminster - and here's his latest seasonal offering from the Independent. PMQs: Miliband gives tour-de-force demonstration of how not to do it A...Show More Summary
The Chair of the Care Quality Commission in England and Wales declared that the NHS should not be treated as a “national religion” because millions of patients receive a “wholly unsatisfactory” service from GPs and hospitals. How refreshing, I think the chairman, David Prior, deserves three cheers for his honesty and candour. Show More Summary
The NHS has many strengths, but one of its greatest weaknesses is that it is a giant bureaucracy which is run like an old-fashioned nationalised industry - where patients (customers) are treated as if they are of secondary importance. Show More Summary
The trial of the two Grillo sisters ended up as I thought it would - as 'show trial' about the lifestyle of the rich and famous, particularly Nigella Lawson. The real issue for the jury was whether or not Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi...Show More Summary
This could mean something or it could mean nothing but the December CONHome survey of party members sees a change at the top as preferred next party leader. This is the first time that the state school educated Home Secretary has been in this position in the site’s monthly survey of members. This might take […]
This is Peter Hitchens' Mail On Sunday column Was our mission accomplished in Afghanistan, as David Cameron seemed to say last week? The truth, as so often, is worse than you think. The 446 servicemen and women (so far) who...
PaddyPower http://t.co/0KpwlJgy4T constituency odds have Respect losing Bradford W and the Greens Brighton Pavilion pic.twitter.com/QziJonTcDd — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) December 21, 2013 @MSmithsonPB Greens immensely unpopular here...Show More Summary
In this festive Low Life column from the 19 December 1981 edition of The Spectator, Jeffrey Bernard talks us through some Christmases past. I’ve tried ignoring Christmas but the bastard… Continue reading The post A Christmas Low-Life appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I don't have any problem with the BBC's Today programme debating issues with hate-filled Jihadist allowance seekers like Anjem Choudary - in fact I think there should be more of it and more Muslim voices invited to explain why this man does not represent the views of Muslims in the UK. Show More Summary
Here's an excellent letter from the Independent newspaper on the subject of gender apartheid - which needs no further comment from me other than to ip my hat to Dr Hargey for striking a blow against these religious zealots. No Gender...Show More Summary
I've written previously on the blog site about the American evangelical preacher - Harold Camping - who predicted that the world would end numerous times, for example, on 21 May 2011 which I wrote about at the time. Yet on every occasion...Show More Summary
The London School of Economics (LSE) has apologised to students after university authorities told two students the cover up T-shirts they were wearing depicting Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed - because they could be deemed to be harassing or upsetting fellow students. Show More Summary
I agree with this piece by Dan Hodges in the Telegraph - that Drummer Lee Rigby's two killers have escaped justice by being acquitted of the secondary charge of attempting to murder a police officer. Now this makes little, if any difference,...Show More Summary
This might be their one and only big chance but how to maximise it? This parliament has been about as kind as possible to UKIP. The Conservatives and Lib Dems are both having to make unpopular decisions in government (and opting to make other unpopular ones to boot), while coalition pulls each party from its […]
Fair’s fair. Ed Miliband might be a fish-faced ninny but that doesn’t let David Cameron off the hook. And not just because he’s trailing a fish-faced ninny in the polls.… Continue reading The post David Cameron talks nonsense about vetoing future EU enlargement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Harper Green on Bolton (Lab Defence) Result: Lab 744 (51% -22% on 2012), Con 325 (23% +6% on 2012), UKIP 252 (18%), Green 60 (4%), Lib Dem 53 (4% -6%) Labour HOLD with a majority of 419 (28%) on a swing of 14% from Labour to Conservative since 2012 Elm and Christchurch on Fenland (Con […]
I had not intended to bore readers of this blog with an account of my health problems, but on reading the comments on Janet Daley's account of her experience of helping a friend navigate the NHS emergency care system I was stuck by the intemperance and prejudice in all too many of them. I should [...]
I have just come across this unuintentionally hilarious piece of film showing Mr Perry's retrun to the City of the Angels. The thing I really enjoy is the sycophantic questioning, which makes 1950s deference look like bold aggression. http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/20/matthew-perry-peter-hitchens-fight-drug-uk/