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Last night I found myself declaring that the London Stock Exchange had hit a height unseen since 1999. Last night I found myself declaring that this level was the fifth highest in history. Last night a pensioner tweeted that finally pension funds were going to find some market succour.
Why are people in this country steeped in the playground “Cry baby Bunting” mentality? In my book, it’s always OK for anyone, male or female, to cry.
The reason the former Italian PM Giulio Andreotti’s death is important, beyond his mafia connections, is that it underlines a central truth about Italian politics – and about the UK,
The countryside and wildlife are in rapid decline, with figures compiled by 40 scientists making for “shocking and terrifying” reading.
Is the US being held hostage by a gun lobby with no limits? In the wake of last week’s Boston violence, it’s a question we must ask.
When, as a 17-year-old schoolboy, I saw Churchill’s coffin draped in the union flag, I cried and bowed my head. But for Margaret Thatcher’s passing, the emotions are less stirred.
Loved and loathed in equal measure, Margaret Thatcher did not want a state funeral. It would, in any case, have required the monarch to bless the divisions she wrought.
Will anything be done? Will any of these people ever be brought to book? The record thus far suggests not a lot will happen.
Is it right to use the extraordinary case of Mick Philpott to rationalise changes to the benefits system.