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The future lies ahead… the best and worst to expect in 2017

Tweet January Holiday misery as mild weather causes severe disruption to emergency arrangements for transport. Severe delays on roads caused by need to remove stockpiled salt and grit. Prime Minister’s New Year message is redacted to one word “New” on … Continue reading

30. December 2016 by rkh
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The Young Marshal

Tweet The most fascinating historic person I ever met. Profile published in High Life magazine May 1998, then updated. Have used old spellings, still more familiar, apart from city of Xian, formerly Sian An elderly Chinese gentleman and his wife, … Continue reading

11. November 2016 by rkh
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Austria v Hungary: which football team should a Habsburg support?

Tweet Austria play Hungary in the European football championships today (June 14), There is a capital story about an earlier such encounter, featuring Otto von Habsburg, former heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, also an MEP for 20 years, who died … Continue reading

14. June 2016 by rkh
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REMAIN: From those wonderful folks who brought you the Iraq war

Tweet A slightly shorter version of this was published in www.politics.co.uk on May 26, 2016 This version has all the origninal zingers. The Leave campaign has conclusively lost the opening battles of the EU referendum. It now has a bare … Continue reading

26. May 2016 by rkh
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Sharing A Life With Mr Healey

Tweet Published in the Observer May 8, 1983 My day begins by reading the Man’s mail. It starts with five lunatics and Labour’s National Executive. A box of slides. Letters of anguish: five people want the Man to save the … Continue reading

09. February 2016 by rkh
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Tony Blair was the Basil Fawlty of British politics

Tweet Letter published in Sunday Times September 20, 2015 It was gracious of Peter Mandelson to admit that New Labour bears some responsibility for Jeremy Corbyn’s victory. [His article September 13, “I’m partly to blame for this mess but let’s … Continue reading

21. September 2015 by rkh
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YP Cameron must end farce over Iraq war inquiry

Tweet Published in the Yorkshire Post 23 June 2014 As the third Iraq war rages, the British people have been denied the right to read the report of the Chilcot inquiry on the second, eleven years ago. The delay has … Continue reading

26. June 2014 by rkh
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YP Miliband Mustn’t Be Caught On The Hop Again By Mr Toad

Tweet published in the Yorkshire Post 28 May 2014 In 1983, after a calamitous campaign, Labour took a pounding from Margaret Thatcher. Labour’s defeat by UKIP in the European elections was worse – not only bitter but shameful. Margaret Thatcher … Continue reading

28. May 2014 by rkh
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Tony Benn: The Lost Leader Labour was lucky to lose

Tweet Published on www.politics.co.uk 17 March 1983 It is good for a nation to mourn the passing of its former political giants – but not at the expense of truth. The Guardian’s immediate coverage of Tony Benn’s death was significant, … Continue reading

17. March 2014 by rkh
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Qamar Ahmed: the reporter who has covered 19 per cent of all the Test matches every played

Tweet Co-authored with Peter Oborne. Published in the Daily Telegraph 14 January 2014 The world’s most exclusive cricket club will gain a new member on Thursday [16th]. Our friend Qamar Ahmed, one of the world’s leading cricket writers, will report … Continue reading

14. January 2014 by rkh
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