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on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 02:41 PMFar-Right supporters of the disgraced rebel Catholic bishop Richard Williamson are planning a takeover of the ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX), according to the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight. Williamson, a convicted Holocaust denier, had his excommunication lifted by Pope Benedict XVI along with that of the SSPXs three other bishops as a prelude to [...]
on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 09:30 AMWales has been bidding to be the worlds greenest nation, but many environmentalists fear it is now backsliding. In an open letter to its First Minister, Carwyn Jones, in my column I challenge him to come clean on his intentions in a public conversation with me at the Telegraph Hay Festival today.
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 07:58 PMFrom Saturdays Daily Telegraph Dont call me a toff, said my friend the country vicar at dinner the other night. I went to a comprehensive in Leeds. How the other guests beamed. Good for you, Robin! But I nearly spat out my elderflower cordial in surprise. (Its amazing how much elderflower is forced on you [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 04:44 PMWhen we call a man a terrorist, we bestow a certain status on him. He ceases to be a common criminal, a violent narcissist, a drop-out. He becomes, instead, a man with a cause. Bellicose young men, in all ages and nations, look for ideologies that justify their aggression. Sometimes, they latch on to an [...]
The BBC loses £100 million on useless technology. This happens because of the licence fee. So scrap it
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 04:36 PMThe BBC has just lost 100 million on pointless new technology. I realise that this wont sound very much money if you are, say, a typical BBC programme director on upwards of 250,000 a year but for some of us once you losing 100 million here and 100 million there then pretty soon youre [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 01:20 PMTune into any BBC London programme at the moment and one word dominates. That word is community. Even on a normal day on the capitals airwaves you will hear it a great deal, but in the aftermath of the Woolwich terror attack its use has gone into overdrive. On the BBC London news last night [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 01:09 PMDavid Cameron is never lacking for advice. Something he probably hasnt been told is to look to Stanley Baldwin. Ninety years ago, Baldwin became prime minister and, despite a grim financial inheritance and a divided party, won three general elections. Tory splits on Europe and gay marriage are nothing compared to the divisions of Baldwins [...]
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 12:26 PMDavid Cameron. Oliver Letwin. Boris and Jo Johnson. Jesse Norman, on the Prime Ministers new policy board. Ed Llewellyn, the PMs chief of staff. Rupert Harrison, the Chancellors chief economics advisor. Sir George Young, the Chief Whip. Nick Hurd in the Cabinet Office and Hugo Swire in the Foreign Office. Fifty years after the brief [...]
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