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And so farewell Judith Kerr, the brilliant writer and illustrator who gave us The Tiger Who Came To Tea and, my own favourite, Mog the cat. You can read proper tributes elsewhere. I write as the layman whose children were...

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Yesterday’s news

What a time to be alive. Yesterday, we heard the news that British Steel had gone bust, with the loss of 5000 good jobs, with the consequential loss of some 20,000 jobs in the supply chain. That’s 25,000 potential...

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Ukip – the filthy dregs of society

I arrive home from an afternoon out to find two leaflets have been delivered on behalf of the UK Independence Party. Two hugely unwanted leaflets. Let us be clear about one thing: Ukip is filling the void left by the National...