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Blair should face manslaughter charges over Iraq

Tweet unpublished letter to Daily Telegraph Three servicemen face prosecutions for manslaughter over highly-disputed allegations against their conduct during the aftermath of the Iraq war. No penalty of any kind has been imposed on the people who sent them into … Continue reading

21. September 2016 by rkh
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Don’t appease Putin (Letter published Evening Standard August 18, 2016)

Tweet In praising the Prime Minister today (August 16th) for her attempt to improve relations with Putin’s Russia, Sir Christopher Meyer gave a long list of issues where he evidently expects no concession on Putin’s side: aggression in the Crimea … Continue reading

19. August 2016 by rkh
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EU referendum: Don’t be afraid of the wine waiter

Tweet A REMAIN vote in the EU referendum is for people who are afraid to argue with the wine waiter. We’ve all met the worst sort of this species. The one who sneers at you and thinks your opinion is … Continue reading

14. June 2016 by rkh
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EU REMAIN: a bus trip with Lord Curzon

Tweet Every time I hear a REMAINER talk about reforming the EU from within, or simply about British influence over it, I am reminded of the famous story from the 1920s about Lord Curzon’s only known journey on a London … Continue reading

04. 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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Denis Healey 1917-2015

Tweet published in the Yorkshire Post October 5, 2015 With Denis Healey, we have lost not only a political giant but a piece of our history and our collective memory. Born during the First World War, he fought with distinction … Continue reading

07. October 2015 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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Everybody’s General Election Manifesto

Tweet The Rival Candidates’ Song from Membear Of Parliament Candidate 1 (Mr Aardvark): In all my time in politics, My friends will all agree I never dodge the issue I say just what I see. That’s why I tell you … Continue reading

16. April 2015 by rkh
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BaShed NeePs

Tweet Anti-SNP Letter published in Evening Standard (London) 30 March 2015 It is increasingly likely that the next government will have to take office on terms dictated by the SNP, a party which treats the English as an enemy and … Continue reading

30. March 2015 by rkh
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