Not bad for 90

Where should Elizabeth II’s loyal subjects send birthday gifts? They’re spoiled for choice: BUCKINGHAM PALACE The 775-room London HQ of ‘The Firm’ was acquired by Elizabeth’s great-great-great-great-grandpapa George III (1738-1820) in 1761 …

Them

They came at night, dozens of them, yelling hate-filled obscenities as they smashed through the unlocked door of our remote cottage in the ‘Marches’. We were dragged from our beds, …

Ill bread

Humans have been turning cereals into flour and making bread for at least 30,000 years. After wheat and barley became the first plants to be domesticated 10,000 years ago, bread …

Labour leadership race

Your full guide to the big race at Westminster dirt track. 23.59 LABOUR PARTY STAKES (CLASSLESS) 4 MONTHS Winner: £75,000 + poisoned chalice (4 run) 1 (1) 00000-0 OUR ANDY …

Election reflections

The general election result provides confirmation, if it were needed, that the UK is not a democracy in any meaningful sense of the word. The Conservatives took 51% of the …

Runners and riders

Westminster Handicap Chase (Class 5) Winner: Takes All             5yrs For Old Etonians whose sire was a wealthy member of the establishment Weights decided by the Tory press Penalties seat in …

Hoots mon

The Scottish referendum result is deeply disappointing: a major blow to the cause of freedom world-wide and a totally undeserved stay of execution for the rotten British State. But nevertheless …

Scotland the brave

The Scottish referendum this Thursday is by far the most important ballot in the 307-year history of the UK and, should Scotland vote for independence, future historians will count September …