Category Archives for Politics

Jailhouse Trump

Tweet Another song in honor of the chief Defendant of the United States It’s incoming day at the county jailTruck on the way with a loud white maleThinks he’s a big shot and the people’s choiceBut he’s just another loser … Continue reading

27. April 2024 by rkh
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A storming musical tribute to Donald Trump

Tweet Don’t know whyThey should find a case to tryFrom Stormy Daniels:Now I need a jury full of spaniels. Who knows where I can buy ‘em? (Tum-tum-yah-ta-ti-tah)If they look smartI’ll have to knock the jurorsOff the panels. Using all my … Continue reading

16. April 2024 by rkh
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Degrading, Futile, Unnecessary: Labour’s Overtures To Donald Trump

Tweet unpublished unBowdlerised version David Lammy, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, is clearly proud of his efforts to build a relationship with Donald Trump. He will have been gratified by their coverage in The Spectator, which contrasted them favourably with David … Continue reading

05. March 2024 by rkh
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What has the ICC done for Afghanistan’s women cricketers?

Tweet As Afghanistan’s men rightly celebrate their achievements in the World Cup there are questions for the International Cricket Council about its women. My letter below, repeated twice, unanswered thrice. Media officeInternational Cricket Council I am a British author and … Continue reading

03. November 2023 by rkh
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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
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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
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A blot on Parliament: the slack rules on peers and public affairs consultancies

Tweet The House of Lords rightly expects peers to register and declare any outside interest which a reasonable person might think capable of exercising an influence on their conduct in the House. Beneath this general obligation, the House wishes peers … Continue reading

26. September 2018 by rkh
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An example to today’s business leaders who trade with Putin

Tweet  A British business leader boycotts Hitler   From The Earl of Woolton’s Memoirs (Cassell 1959)   “In 1938 the world was shocked by the relentless persecution of the Jews in Germany. Many were escaping to this country and to … Continue reading

30. May 2018 by rkh
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In Praise of Cecil Parkinson 1997

Tweet Former Tory chairman Cecil Parkinson gave the best performance I can remember by a politician responding to results on election night coverage. Cecil was on duty for the Tories in 1997. He did not make the mistake which many … Continue reading

08. June 2017 by rkh
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: 1983 Labour mystery man revealed

Tweet As Denis Healey’s chief of staff during Labour’s suicide-note election campaign of 1983, I attended many meetings of the party’s unwieldy campaign committee first thing in the morning. Chaired by Michael Foot, the committee spent much time debating such … Continue reading

27. April 2017 by rkh
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