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 …

NATO summit

Reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft roar across the sky, attack helicopters continuously circle overhead, fleets of battleships are parked in the Bay, thousands of armed-to-the-teeth police and paramilitaries stand menacingly on …

The Severn bridges

Leaping across the water in a delicate parabola, as elegantly as a swan-white ballerina executing a grand jeté, the original Severn Bridge remains a thing of beauty. When the Queen did …

Assaulting Matilda

They’ve stripped him of his MBE, his OBE, his CBE, his Order of Australia and his Australia Centenary Medal. The University of East London and Liverpool Hope University have rescinded …

Back into the future

21st century Britain is often presented (by the British) as a thrusting, dynamic, forward-looking model of modernity. And it certainly delivers constant, chaotic, ever-accelerating change. But in truth Britain is actually …

Farrago

Unless Wales is very careful, Thursday’s European elections could well produce the grotesque outcome where all four of the MEPs sent to Brussels to specifically represent Wales will be UK …

Tuppence a bag

Listen. Listen. Can you hear it? Listen again…listen harder…can you hear it now? No, nor can I. There is no birdsong. The silent spring has come. Gone are the cuckoo, …