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The man I spoke to is named Roger Bannister – not the Bannister who broke the four-minute mile but the assistant chief constable of Leicestershire, who has spoken out over the decision by the DPP not to prosecute Lord Greville Janner on historic child abuse charges.
Lord Janner has held prestigious posts as a Leicester MP, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and latterly as a peer of the realm. The DPP has concluded that his dementia renders him too incapacitated to stand trial.
Outside Scotland widespread alienation of voters from politics means the upcoming election has failed to engage the public.
Only those versed in Iranian political custom immediately understood the symbolism of a social call made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
So far, so predictable. One week of the formal election campaign underway and one key political football emerges, as so often before, the NHS.
One of the greatest trial lawyers of the 20th, Lord Jeremy Hutchinson will be 100 years old on Saturday.century. He says his longevity is the result of a life of moderation.
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.