Ken Clarke is not the first Tory to surrender to the criminal class (Telegraph)

By Stephen Pollard, July 15, 2010

I have a piece in the Telegraph today on penal policy and the Conservatives. It's here.

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Major Miller is back

By Stephen Pollard, July 13, 2010

The day has - almost - finally come. 356 days after his last run, Major Miller is lining up again tomorrow night, in the 9.10 at Worcester.

According to his trainer, he is looking and working better than ever before in his 9 years. We've been very patient with him; Nicky's advice has been that it'll be worth it.

I'm advised that I should back him tomorrow but that he will strip much better for the outing. 

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David Mitchell - puerile and pathetic

By Stephen Pollard, July 12, 2010

Oh dear; another one bites the dust.

I love Peep Show. And That Mitchell and Webb Look is usually very funny. So I wish I hadn't read David Mitchell's dreadful rubbish yesterday in the Observer, in which he demonstrated that, far from being thoughtful and intelligent, he is a caricature mindless lefty. The start of his piece is simply drivel:

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Blogging diplomats and genocidal Ayatollahs

By Stephen Pollard, July 12, 2010

If you're so minded, you can hear my discussion with Rosemary Hollis on Frances Guy here.

 

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Listen in...

By Stephen Pollard, July 9, 2010

I'll be on The World Tonight on Radio 4 at 10pm talking about Frances Guy, the British Ambassador to Lebanon, and her "favourite politician", the suicide bomb loving Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.

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Bungle right again?

By Stephen Pollard, July 5, 2010

Astonishingly, Bungle is right again today:

UK refuses to fuel Israeli planes.

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Reasons Not to Ringfence the Dfid Budget: No 94

By Stephen Pollard, July 5, 2010

From @IainDale:

Amount spent by India on its space programme: £633 million

Amount of UK development aid to India over next three years: £825 million 

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Fiona Banner - self-styled 'artist'

By Stephen Pollard, July 5, 2010

Peter Hitchens had an on the money item in his column yesterday, on the fake profundity of Fiona Banner's display at the 'Tat Gallery':

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"The Guardian's executive editor (sustainability) on living our values in trying times"

By Stephen Pollard, July 5, 2010

I didn't realise the Grauniad has such a sense of hunour. I mean, this is a satire, of all those earnest, po-faced, pompous greenies, surely?

 

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