Category Archives for politics

Lament of a Labour Leaver

Tweet unanswered letter to Keir Starmer MP, Labour Brexit spokesman, July 26 2019   Dear Keir,   As you can see, I do not have the good fortune to live in your constituency, but I hope you might answer this … Continue reading

14. August 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Lament of a Labour Leaver

Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit Fawning And Grovelwell Office

Tweet Published in www.politics.co.uk  August 14 2019 It is part of the price of Britain’s political life, especially if you become a minister. At some point you must give a speech for the sake of your party or government which … Continue reading

14. August 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit Fawning And Grovelwell Office

The Terrible Message of Boris Johnson

Tweet shorter version published in www.politics.co.uk July 22, 2019 The advent of Boris Johnson to 10 Downing Street sends a terrible message to younger politicians of all parties. Why bother to be truthful, competent, diligent, or set an upstanding example … Continue reading

14. August 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on The Terrible Message of Boris Johnson

Lords of misrule

Tweet Letter published in Daily Mail July 18 2019 The Mail’s Investigations Unit did a public service by showcasing the lax rules on leave of absence from the House of Lords. Formally, peers are summoned to the House by the … Continue reading

18. July 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Lords of misrule

Boris Johnson through the lens of Alexander Pope

Tweet Oh! could I mount on the Maeonian wing, Your arms, your actions, your repose to sing! What seas you traversed, and what fields you fought! Your country’s peace, how oft, how dearly bought! How barb’rous rage subsided at your … Continue reading

14. June 2019 by rkh
Categories: Belles-Lettres, politics | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Boris Johnson through the lens of Alexander Pope

Share Your Shame

Tweet Dear X, I am certain that as an experienced politician you are aware of the widespread collapse of faith in our political system and our governing class in general. If you achieve your ambition to become Prime Minister you … Continue reading

07. June 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Comments Off on Share Your Shame

British Politics: The Apathy Or The Ecstasy

Tweet published in PUNCH 23 January 2002 Politicians right across the political spectrum are fretting themselves silly over the latest drug menace. It is far more dangerous than Ecstasy, although its effects are totally different. Where Ecstasy gives artificial exhilaration … Continue reading

23. May 2019 by rkh
Categories: Journalism, politics | Tags: | Comments Off on British Politics: The Apathy Or The Ecstasy

Trump Lost: Americans Want Something Better

Tweet published in the Yorkshire Post (slightly edited) November 7, 2018 In the world Donald Trump has created for himself, all events are an endless parade with himself taking the salute. Predictably he greeted his reverses in the midterm elections … Continue reading

07. November 2018 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: , | Comments Off on Trump Lost: Americans Want Something Better

Hands Off Private Eye!

Tweet David Wolfe Esq QC Chair Press Recognition Panel   17 October 2018 Dear Mr Wolfe, I would be grateful if you could confirm, clarify or deny the report in Private Eye that the Panel intends to carry out “a high-level … Continue reading

17. October 2018 by rkh
Categories: Journalism, politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Hands Off Private Eye!

Proper rules for peers

Tweet Proposals submitted to the House of Lords Sub-committee on Members Conduct It would be helpful to the general public, and perhaps also to members of the House, to consolidate the Code and the Guide into a single document. The … Continue reading

26. September 2018 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Proper rules for peers

← Older posts