Piety, you just couldn-t resist that slot on last nights 10 O’clock news could you? A prime opportunity for some of that anal seepage style smug sincerity that has won you two elections and probably the next. The scripted rhetoric must have taken the duty spinmiester all of...

Today saw the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Lets think about what that means, the sheer scale that is six million people, the death, the terror, the hate. For all the wrong reasons the Holocaust is without doubt the most significant event...

Let’s get this straight: Mark Thatcher has admitted bankrolling mercenaries involved with a plot to overthrow the government in Equatorial Guinea – but thought the money was going to be used to buy an air ambulance. Funnily enough, I don’t believe him. Anyone who...

This morning 0834hrs: I board the train through the same doors on the same carriage as I do every morning on the way to work. The bloke who reads the Daily Telegraph sports section nods and smiles knowingly like he does every morning. It’s simply a nodding friendship as we...

An article in the New Statesman this week reminded me of why I stopped reading The Guardian a few months back. The rot started about a year ago after I read an astounding piece in the almost unreadable Saturday magazine about a journalist’s delightful teenage son and his bad...

I didn’t think it was possible but it seems so, it can actually get worse. Monday night on BBC1 and what do we have? The making of Rolf’s Animal Hospital. As if the original serious wasn’t bad enough, they make a program containing interviews with self-important...

Do you ever get the feeling that war has somehow become acceptable part of western life? This got me thinking the other day, dangerous as that might be, about where the horrific violence of war gained itself such a good reputation. Maybe it was World War 2, the clean cut epic struggle...

Rail Cops. It’s called, Rail Cops. This is the latest insult from the BBC, what should essentially be an outstanding broadcasting institution the envy of the world over. I’m watching it now and it makes the expression ‘Shit pump’ more relevant than ever....