Union extremists will bring back the bad old days (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, December 22, 2010

I have a piece in today's Express on Len McCluskey and the more extreme union leaders. It's here.


Ken Clarke: wrong about everything (Daily Express)

By Stephen Pollard, December 14, 2010

I have a piece about Ken Clarke in today's Express. It's here.


All the time in the world

By Stephen Pollard, December 8, 2010

This comment has been left on Comment is Free today, under a piece about the NHS reforms:

My Father was a GP. He sure as hell
didn't earn millions, not even close. He did, however, work 24-hours a day,
seven days a week.

Blimey. I'm intrigued how he managed to eat or sleep, let alone father a child.

(I'm indebted to Leo McKinstry for pointing this out to me.)


Green Paper that is no more than a criminals' charter (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, December 8, 2010

I have a piece in today's Express on Ken Clarke's sentencing gree paper. It's here.


Spurs - a Jewish sports club

By Stephen Pollard, December 6, 2010

As some of you may know, I'm a Spurs season ticket holder. We have, of course, a reputation for our Jewish fans. But according to today's Evening Standard, it's much more formal than that:


Coalition reforms are too timid to tranform schools (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, November 26, 2010

I have a piece in today's Express on the Schools White Paper (including a horrible grammatical howler). It's here.


The Coexistence Trust: I was wrong

By Stephen Pollard, November 16, 2010

The Coexistence Trust have (politely) taken umbrage at my blog below.

Having read the transcript of the interview with Rokhsana Fiaz, the co-director, it's clear to me that they are right to be annoyed - she didn't say what I thought I heard her say. So first of all, I apologise (they haven't asked for an apology - this isn't some legal thing; I simply owe it to them and her). 

Here is what she said:



Coexistence on whose terms?

By Stephen Pollard, November 8, 2010

I was listening to Sunday on Radio 4 on, erm, Sunday, when I was pulled up short by a remark from someone from the Coexistence Trust. Talking about extremism, in the context of Muslim terror, she said the trust works to combat extremism on both sides.

Eh? I'd be fascinated if she could supply us with details of the Jewish terrorists now threatening us and claiming to act in the name of the Torah. Maybe the Coexistence Trust knows something unknown to the rest of the world. Do share.



By Stephen Pollard, November 8, 2010

This 'gala celebration' of Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday, to take place in March at the Royal Albert Hall, has possibly the most surreal line up on a London stage one could imagine:

Gerhard Schroder, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hugh Grant.

Bizarre doesn't even come close.