Stephen Pollard

We must regain right to kick out foreign criminals (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, June 30, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express on the ECHR's judgement on Somali criminals' deportation. It's here.


Chewton Glen

By Stephen Pollard, June 23, 2011

Think of Chewton Glen and you think of quiet, serenity and, perhaps, middle age.


Crete: Check-out this haven on earth

By Stephen Pollard, June 16, 2011

Can we talk about check-out? Check-in – oh yes, you'll read all sorts of stories about how long it took, messing up reservations, that sort of thing. But no one ever mentions check-out.

Not surprising, really. Who wants to remember leaving a wonderful hotel, or being stiffed with a bill which is always more than you imagined.

So let me change that.


PM must keep his nerve when faced with opposition (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, June 14, 2011

My take on the government's various u-turns, in today's Express. It's here.


Ignorance of those who say Osborne's plan isn't working (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, June 7, 2011

I've a piece in today's Express on George Osborne's Plan A. It's here.


Why do we allow career criminals to escape prison? (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, May 31, 2011

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


Cameron's empty gesture will not help peace (The Times)

By Stephen Pollard, May 31, 2011

I have a piece in today's Times about David Cameron's decision to resign as a patron of the JNF. It's here.


A call from the Guardian's Israel bureau

By Stephen Pollard, May 17, 2011

UPDATE: Ms Sherwood left me a voicemail after seeing my initial post below, complaining that she did not scream. And you know what, listening to the conversation, it's a fair point and I'm happy to change that. It felt like screaming to me as her voice was very loud on my phone. I've edited the post to take that out.


Vital NHS reforms are casualties of bad management (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, May 10, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express about the proposed NHS reforms. It's here.


Best in class solutions extending the network as a platform

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2011

I own a Flip video. It's great.

I have just received this email from Flip. Bear in mind that the whole point of the Flip is that it requires you to do nothing beyond pointing it in the right direction and pressing Record.In what world is an email like this appropriate for purchasers of such a product?


It's time Tesco haters stocked up on facts (Telegraph)

By Stephen Pollard, April 25, 2011

I have a piece in today's Telegraph on Tesco, and the anti-supermarket lobby. It's here.


Libya proves EU is unfit to call shots on foreign policy (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, March 29, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express about the split in Europe over the Libya military action. It's here.


More UK bailouts for the euro would be a total disgrace (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, March 25, 2011

I have a piece in today's Express on any bailout to Portugal. It's here.


Opera: Aida

By Stephen Pollard, March 17, 2011

Popular as Aida is, it does seem to have suffered from a tendency for singers to stand at the front of the stage waving their arms around, shrieking.


Fingers crossed for Cheltenham triumph

By Stephen Pollard, March 10, 2011

The 361-day countdown is almost over. On Tuesday, the Cheltenham Festival begins: the four greatest days of the year.

For any racing fan - to my mind, any real sports fan - there is nothing that comes close to Cheltenham.


Are our universities selling themselves to the highest bidder? (Telegraph)

By Stephen Pollard, March 4, 2011

I have a piece in today's Telegraph on Arab funding of universities. It's here.


The Guardian's climate

By Stephen Pollard, March 3, 2011

My colleague Jenni Frazer has written a blistering and entirely correct piece about the Guardian's coverage today of antisemitism. As she writes: