Category Archives for Journalism

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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Ed Miliband and my missing millions

Tweet published in www.politics.co.uk 2 Sept 2013 Earlier this year I wrote a letter to Ed Miliband seeking his views on the relationship between religion and politics. I asked him specifically whether he had appointed a shadow Minister for Faith … Continue reading

02. September 2013 by rkh
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YP One man’s dream that waits for a happy ending

Tweet published in the Yorkshire Post 28 August 2013   Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King delivered one of the greatest speeches in history. Around 280,000 people heard it as participants in a giant March on Washington DC, and … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by rkh
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YP Michael Foot: Decent, Deluded and Doomed

Tweet Published in the Yorkshire Post 23 July 2013 Michael Foot, who was born 100 years ago today, was the most improbable leader of any modern major British political party. Why did he win against Denis Healey? Why did his … Continue reading

23. July 2013 by rkh
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YP Cricket… the sport that age cannot wither

Tweet   published in the Yorkshire Post 11 May 2013   As I write these lines, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow may  not play again for Yorkshire this summer as  county cricket continues to be marginalized by international games and … Continue reading

15. May 2013 by rkh
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Luke Upward on Thatcher (and other politicians he did not believe or serve)

Tweet   As Britain’s premier man of letters, Luke Upward was  asked, at times begged, to write speeches for its latter-day Prime Ministers. Anthony   den was particularly importunate, and his disappointed rage at the youthful  Upward’s refusal contributed significantly to … Continue reading

19. April 2013 by rkh
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YP Margaret Thatcher: My Part In Her Downfall

Tweet published in the Yorkshire Post 15 April 2013 When Margaret Thatcher lost her party’s leadership in 1990, the fatal blow to her was a poll in The Mail On Sunday. I know, because I devised it. Under its ebullient … Continue reading

16. April 2013 by rkh
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YP Miliband Should Keep Party Away From Priests

Tweet Published in the Yorkshire Post 3 April 2013 Amid his spectacular enthronement, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, managed to say something spectacularly wrong. “There can be no final justice or security or love or hope in our … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by rkh
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YP No Funny Business – Let Us Vote No To Them All

Tweet Published 28 Feb 2013 in the Yorkshire Post It really should not be necessary: voting for a clown in a general election because you do not rate any of the other parties on offer. The Italian people have just … Continue reading

25. March 2013 by rkh
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YP History has been unkind to Harold Wilson, the leader who looked to the future

Tweet Published in the Yorkshire Post 14 February 2013 Fifty years ago today Harold Wilson became the first Yorkshireman to lead the Labour party. Eighteen months later he followed Frederick Robinson, Viscount Goderich, and H H Asquith as the third … Continue reading

15. February 2013 by rkh
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