Monthly Archives: August 2018

When Friends Become Enemies

I was writing yesterday about how I fell out with an old friend who I’d found out had been working for Tobacco Control for much of the time I knew her. She was a friend who became an enemy. Friends … Continue reading

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Wasted Lives

I used to know somebody who worked in Tobacco Control. She was a very good friend of mine for 30 years or more. We used to go on holiday together. I didn’t know that she worked in Tobacco Control. I … Continue reading

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Beyond The Fringe

James Delingpole and the Daily Caller have drawn attention to a letter in the Guardian signed by 60 assorted worthies, the thrust of which is found in one of its closing lines: We will no longer debate those who deny that … Continue reading

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The Wright Stuff

I’ve spent my life building models. As a boy I built model buildings, and I bombarded model soldiers in model fortresses with model shells fired by model artillery pieces. And I built model dinosaurs from matches. And I built model … Continue reading

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None Of Them Speak For Me

It’s my personal opinion that American politics is always more interesting than British politics. I think that in part this is because there’s much more at stake: the President of the United States is the most powerful man in the … Continue reading

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John Who?

Despite being banned from YouTube, Alex Jones’ Infowars is still online, and drew attention yesterday to an interview of ex-CIA spook John Brennan by Bill Maher: Right at the end of it there’s this exchange: Maher: And we have an … Continue reading

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The Lust For Power

My Member of Parliament surprised me a couple of years ago when he told the crowd assembled before him that he “wanted to represent his constituents.” How many MPs want to represent their constituents these days? It is actually what … Continue reading

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