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Danny Alexander, former Treasury Secretary, and Vince Cable, former Business Secretary in the former coalition government, are to be congratulated upon apparently refusing to trundle along to sit in the House of Lords.
Although both are well enough known not to need a name changing honour, both have taken a knighthood anyway.
Any Martian looking in on the “dissolution honours” must wonder whether he, or she, had stumbled into “Middle Earth”.
Politicians, it seems, still don’t comprehend the sense of alienation felt by ordinary people across the UK that I have already referred to in my previous blog.
There is a genuine sense that some of those supporting Jeremy Corbyn are invigorated by the sense of a genuine alternative to the broad consensus among the major parties.
I am amazed to find that a previous regime here decided to enrol every single priest as a civil servant and pay them as such – together with their pensions.
It is hard, if not impossible, to remember an MP making the political and verbal splash in his or her maiden speech that Mhairi Black achieved yesterday in the Commons.
There was a time when you could swim anywhere off Gaza’s coast. Not now. Not in the aftermath of war.
Pianist James Rhodes has inspired thousands of survivors of sexual abuse to tell their own stories, but he had to go to the Supreme Court to finally be able to tell his.
The world must focus on the true factors behind the brutal terrorist attacks that killed 66 people in Tunisia and Kuwait last week.
Spanish guitar maestro Paco Peña is fusing blues with flamenco in his latest musical extravaganza, coming to London this summer.
To claim Russian and Chinese intelligence had cracked the encryption of Ed Snowden’s files, without a scintilla of evidence and series of “we don’t knows”, is going some.