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Pippa Middleton has a book on celebrating out, and we have a bit of fun with it in today’s Post. I have a little sidebar that mainly consists of bum jokes.
In my Sunday column, I explain (only 2 days after the 20th anniversary of the day I moved to New York City) why London is no competition for the title of world’s lead city.
How does the Greek crisis differ from what’s going on in California? I suppose California can’t drop out of its currency and devalue. But that kind of makes it worse. More in my Sunday column. Not unrelatedly, David Cameron mumbled yesterday (this is an exact quote), “Action needs to be taken, contingency plans need to […]
The New Statesman reports that George Galloway, the MP who recently regained his place in Parliament, secretly converted to Islam. Says Jemima Khan in The New Statesman: “George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, is a Muslim. He converted more than ten years ago in a ceremony at a hotel in Kilburn, north-west London, attended by […]
[cross posted to The Corner] From today’s Daily Mail: Carl Cooper thought he was doing a public service by offering seven benefits claimants the chance to work for him. But the company boss was flabbergasted when none of them turned up on the first day. None of the seven even called to say they wouldn’t […]
“They probably thought, “This bloke is going mental.” At that point, I saw red. I thumped them with my fist and my head – not with massive viciousness, just enough to sting them…” A few weeks ago a Labour member of parliament got drunk and went a bit amazingly bonkers in a bar (located inside […]
Really, there is no nastier ways to criticise (it’s happening!!! I’ve been in London too long!) the Spurlockiness of Morgan than to actually quote the man. In the Mail on Sunday a couple of weeks ago, he made an effort to sum up British quirks in hilariously new ways. This is what he came up […]
A very funny piece was in the Sunday Times (paywall) this week in which TV critic/restaurant critic AA Gill hit the campaign trail with London’s shambling manboy Tory mayor Boris Johnson — who even in a super-liberal district of the country is amazingly popular. Anyway, Gill does something that’s pretty hard to do–he is funny […]
I have an op-ed in The Post today about the neck-and-neck race for mayor of London, in which an ex-Socialist faces off against an appealingly gruff Tory.
Conservative Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens, who trashes the Tory Party every week but has also disparaged rival right-wing party UKIP, says he’s willing to run for Parliament this week.« Previous Entries