Awesome Neil Clark

By Stephen Pollard, May 21, 2007

Readers of my old blog will recall that I had a mild obsession with a blogger called Neil Clark, whose site is a form of 'car crash blogging': bizarre and entirely spurious assertions mixed with propaganda in favour of mass murderers. I look at his blog from behind my metaphorical sofa, dreading what weirdness I will see but nonetheless compelled to stare.

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What a waste of time and money

By Stephen Pollard, May 19, 2007

I have a piece in The Business on ten years of Labour's management of the NHS, which you can read here (it's also in the Spectator's Blair supplement):

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Litter degeneracy

By Stephen Pollard, May 18, 2007

This piece by Jeff Randall on litter louts and other things which fire his ire is terrific:

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Empty

By Stephen Pollard, May 18, 2007

Here's the definitive judgement on the Chirac years from Jacques Marseille, Professor of Economic History at Sorbonne University:

He has enabled us to deal in history books with the 1995-2007 period very quickly: there will be nothing to say.

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This horse will win the Derby, surely?

By Stephen Pollard, May 18, 2007

OK, this isn't a tipping site. But...

I was out all yesterday and only caught up with the Dante result late last night. Authorized, the ante post Derby favourite, made his comeback. And what a performance! I can't remember being so taken by a Derby trial in years. Not, in fact, since the ill-fated Shergar won the Chester Vase.

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Stuck with Ming

By Stephen Pollard, May 17, 2007

A very good line from Mary Ann Sieghart on why the LibDem party is stuck with Sir Menzies Campbell:

It can’t get rid of one leader for being too drunk and the next for being too sober.

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The most unfortunate person in Britain

By Stephen Pollard, May 17, 2007

From the BBC:

Beverley Silke, of the Stroke Association said: "Someone in the UK has a stroke every five minutes."

Who is he or she? How does he or she cope?

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Food as art, or pie in the sky?

By Stephen Pollard, May 17, 2007

I have a piece in the Times, here, about the Spanish chef, Ferran Adria, being invited to 'exhibit' at the five-yearly Documenta art show in Kassel, Germany. Here's an extract:

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My take on the grammar schools fiasco

By Stephen Pollard, May 17, 2007

You can read my take on David Willetts' grammar school speech here, in today's Daily Mail. (By the way, someone has inserted a nonsensical reference to assisted places in the piece - please ignore it as assisted places were, of course, nothing to with grammar schools.)

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