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He is one of the greatest trial lawyers of the 20th century. But L0rd Jeremy Hutchinson QC is much more even than that.
He is a man who can remember the end of the first world war; can remember the Jarrow hunger marches; fought in the navy in the second world war; married the greatest actress of the middle 20th century and fought the parliamentary seat of the Cities of London and Westminster in the 1945 election.
All that before his legal career took off.
One senses that there’s a whiff of unease in royal circles about the wisdom of being involved with a happening that at times may seem, to some, close to bonkers.
The great smog has hit England. Is it us, the Chinese or the Europeans who are to blame?
I had sucked in two huge gulps of the stuff before I started spluttering. I am not a smoker, and the skunk was being delivered in vapour form – two huge balloons of the stuff.
Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White and the Reverend Green. Why do I awaken this sunless morn to thoughts of Cluedo?
I cant think of a more depressing start to the day than to go to the wardrobe and pull out a dull maroon tie, with a few dots or stripes on it. Or worse, none at all.
Even John Chilcot can never have anticipated the years of toil, obfuscation and delay that would surround his efforts in trying to find the truth about the Iraq war.
“All-out war” on mediocre schools; apparent threats to “weaponise” the NHS and the “battle” to win voters. A distraction from the real wars that dog the
On a cold January day in 1965, I joined the crowds in Oxford as Churchill’s funeral train passed. Though we never exchanged a word, we were drawn together in one signal act of gratitude.
Many thousands of Saudi men are in the field with Isis. But the Saudi royal family is so dominant that it is unclear who is linked to what when it comes to the export of extremism.