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The Right needs better spokesmen than David Starkey

David Starkey

David Starkey

The outspoken Dr David Starkey is in trouble for his analysis of black culture which he made on the BBC in response to the August Riots. A.P. Schrader tells us where he went wrong.

It seems that famed Right-wing telly historian David Starkey has landed himself in hot water. At least, if the lefty liberal ‘Twitterati’ are to be believed. You would be forgiven for thinking that Dr Continue reading

Riotous hyperbole

London Riots

London Riots

Someone from the government should be engaging with the agitators. And those who are just attending the riots for criminality should be dealt with harshly. Harry Raffal offers his take on this week’s biggest story…

With the latest violence being described as horrific by the police, politicians on all sides of the spectrum seizing the opportunity to Continue reading

NHS Cuts – are the Tories really to blame?

nhs cuts

Who's to blame for the cuts?

Before the last General Election, David Cameron invested a great deal of effort to explain his love of the NHS and pledged not to cut its budget. After a year in power the Conservatives are being criticised for curbing NHS spending. However, it is the Coalition that should take the blame, not the Tories, writes Nicola Bradshaw. Continue reading

What purpose do scandals serve in Britain?

Scandal

Why do we love a good scandal?

One thing you can guarantee about life in Britain is that there will be a good scandal soon. Chris Smith explores the peculiarly British need for a scandal. 

Observing the current scandal engulfing News International expand day by day, along with debate in the media about whether life as we now it will ever be the same again, the thought occurs: Why in Britain have we seen scandals affecting numerous different sections of society? What does this tell us about modern Britain as a whole?

The first large scandal I can remember is the Iraq war; the dodgy dossier, the death of Dr David Kelly and the Continue reading

Lessons that David Cameron must learn from ‘Hackgate’

Baroness Warsi

Warsi: Make her High Commissioner to Pakistan

‘Hackgate’ is David Cameron’s first real crisis of government. The absence of Tories coming out and defending Cameron is suggestive about the Prime Minister’s popularity within his own party. If he’s going to successfully deal with the next disaster to come his way, he needs to schmooze with his backbenchers. And get rid of Baroness Warsi, writes A.P. Schrader.

Like many, I have been totally absorbed by ‘Hackgate’, though frankly one does rather begin to tire of the whole tedious imbroglio Continue reading

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