Stephen Pollard



The worst of the worst

By Stephen Pollard, June 16, 2010

Damn that Oliver Kamm! I was about to enter Daniel Finkelstein's competition for the worst Labour minister with Glenda Jackson when he got there first.

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Our knowledge of these two teams is limited

By Stephen Pollard, June 16, 2010

Fantastic piece by Tom English on the abysmal level of World Cup punditry by the BBC and ITV 'experts'. Do read it.

(Via Alex Massie, whose own post is also well worth reading.)

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Boom boom

By Stephen Pollard, June 16, 2010

JC columnist Martin Samuel has - of course - the best joke of the World Cup so far, in today's Mail:

Good news from the England camp. Robert Green has now faced 900 shots
in training and has not conceded a single goal. Fabio Capello is so
pleased he says that from tomorrow he is going to let him and Emile
Heskey train with the rest of the squad

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It;'s not me!

By Stephen Pollard, June 15, 2010

To those reporters who have rung me for comment on the Saville report: I'm not the Stephen Pollard who represents the soldiers who appeared as witnesses.

Two who called me said how surprised they were that I had two jobs, one editing the JC and opining in various places and another as a high profile solicitor. Not half as surprised as me.

 

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It's all Neil Warnock's fault

By Stephen Pollard, June 14, 2010

Forget all the analysis you've read about Rob Green's fumble. I know the real reason we screwed up on Saturday: it's all Neil Warnock's fault. The man admits it himself:

When Gerrard scored we were still finishing our dinner. And being
superstitious I felt we shouldn't move from the table. We went for the
comfort of the sofa and armchairs, though, and the rest is history.

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The end of Israel? (The Spectator)

By Stephen Pollard, June 10, 2010

My Spectator piece from last week is now free from its paywall. You can read it here.

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Dianne Abbott's personal charm

By Stephen Pollard, June 10, 2010

Iain Dale has a delicious anecdote about Dianne Abbott - truly one of the most unpleasant people I have encountered in my twenty years in and around Westmnister.

Wayne David found himself last week in a lift in Portcullis House with Diane Abbott. There was a short silence until...

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Israel, human decency, common humanity

By Stephen Pollard, June 9, 2010

Brilliant post by Eve Garrard ripping apart that canard that Israel lacks decency, the latest theme of the chatterati. It's here.

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Stupid, stupid, stupid

By Stephen Pollard, June 8, 2010

Neil D at Harry's Place says that this piece by Melanie McDonagh contains the

most stupid comment on [the] immigration debate. Ever.

I think he's too kind.

It's possibly the most stupid comment. Ever:

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Israel and the West (The Spectator)

By Stephen Pollard, June 3, 2010

I have a piece in today's Spectator on why the West views Israel with such hostility. I'm afraid it's subscription only, however, so you'll have to buy the mag if you want to read it.

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Punishing sensible drinkers is not the way to stop drunks (Daily Express)

By Stephen Pollard, June 3, 2010

I have a piece in today's Express on the proposal to have a unit price for alcohol. It's here.

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The left's selective outrage

By Stephen Pollard, June 2, 2010

Peter Hitchens (to whom Mazeltov on winning the George Orwell Prize) has a fantastic post on the left's selective outrage over Israel. It's here.

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Is Israel a Rogue State (Daily Mirror)

By Stephen Pollard, June 2, 2010

I have a piece in the Mirror today - a Yes/No with John Pilger on the question, Is Israel a Rogue State? It's here.

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Gaza analysis: These were not 'peace protesters'

By Stephen Pollard, May 31, 2010

It’s depressing, but not in the least bit surprising, that the ‘condemn first, ask questions later (if at all)’ attitude towards Israel is as universal as ever.

To judge from the media coverage of what happened last night, you’d think that the IDF had attacked a defenceless group of peace activists almost for the sake of it, shooting indiscriminately and behaving like barbarians.

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Hague is no friend of Israel

By Stephen Pollard, May 28, 2010

I have a column about William Hague in this week's paper. It's here.

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Hague is no friend of Israel

By Stephen Pollard, May 27, 2010

There's a lazy theory among some in our community that - to be blunt - the Conservatives are good for the Jews, and Labour less so. Specifically, that Labour's backbench army of anti-Israel zealots stands in contrast with the more generally pro-Israel stance of the Tories.

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Christian Aid's lies

By Stephen Pollard, May 26, 2010

My colleague Jenni Frazer exposes a truly outrageous libel by Christian Aid

Christian Aid truly are one of the most appalling NGOs in existence, an organisation which fosters hate and bases its obsessive anti-Israel propaganda on falsehoods.

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