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Every waking day brings a new reminder of the Iraq war. The war that begat Isis together with the effective demolition of Iraq as a recognisable nation state. Every waking day brings a further reminder of the war in Afghanistan.
News that one of my fellow male presenters in Australia managed to wear the same suit for a year without anyone noticing has set me thinking about my own wardrobe.
The parents of Stuart Gordon, who died of cystic fibrosis, have steadfastly fundraised for Dr Anil Mehta in his search for a cure – and now there is real hope for young sufferers.
Imagine my excitement on learning there were tapes of Mrs Thatcher’s handbagging of Ronald Reagan after the US invasion of Grenada. But in fact she hardly gets a word in.
As America descends into Ebola panic, the bravery of those on Africa’s front line sticks out.
With her passing a certain kind of style and age has passed. I feel lucky to have known her.
We might have been sitting in an undertaker’s waiting room. Something was afoot. You could have cut the air with a knife.
Constitutional reform proposals are flooding out of No. 10 (without much consultation it seems) in the wake of the Scottish referendum. So is now the time for much needed House of Lords reform?
The referendum campaign has been an intoxicating democratic exercise in democracy. It represented something of a revolt against the Westminster elite.
A simple majority in this referendum will decide whether Britain breaks up or not – and our legislature will have had no say whatever in what could be a major constitutional change.