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January 24, 2017

Supreme Mrs Miller

by Matthew Steeples

Gina Miller’s victory is a victory for democracy and decency   This morning the Supreme Court rejected the government’s challenge to the Brexit legal case brought by the courageous financier and philanthropist Gina Miller.   Outside the Supreme Court at 9.55am, Mrs Miller briefly spoke. She remarked:   “Only parliament can grant the rights of … Continue reading “Supreme Mrs Miller”

January 19, 2017

Hero of the Hour – Robert Harris

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Robert Harris is right to point out how Britain has changed and changed for the worse   The novelist Robert Harris was attacked this morning by the Daily Mail’s Stephen Glover as an “immoderate Remoaner” for tweeting about how he felt Britain had changed since the Brexit referendum.   On Tuesday, Harris … Continue reading “Hero of the Hour – Robert Harris”

January 16, 2017

The Dark Days

by Matthew Steeples

2017 brings a return to the “dark days of the 1930s”; be worried, be very worried   At Christmas, Prince Charles suggested we were in a worrying era akin to the 1930s and in recent days his predictions have been shown to be true.   Last week, Donald Trump’s behaviour at his press conference illustrated … Continue reading “The Dark Days”

January 9, 2017

Save The Free Press

by Matthew Steeples

The Sunday Times’ Sarah Baxter tells the British public they have two days to save press freedom whilst Meryl Streep urges the press to take on Donald Trump in America   The world is in flux and unsurprisingly our press is in turmoil too. With Donald Trump attacking the media at a whim on Twitter … Continue reading “Save The Free Press”

January 4, 2017

A Curate’s Egg of an Ambassador

by Matthew Steeples

EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers’ resignation is rather like a curate’s egg; he shouldn’t have handled his departure as he did but the result might actually be rather for the positive   British Permanent Representive to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers did exactly what a diplomat should not do in the wake of resigning. He … Continue reading “A Curate’s Egg of an Ambassador”

December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

by Matthew Steeples

Wishing all readers a Happy New Year and prosperity and cheer in 2017 and a New Year missive from Donald Trump   We thank all our readers for supporting us in 2016 – a year of great turbulence – and are pleased to have shared a huge array of moments and happenings with you.   … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2017”

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

by Matthew Steeples

Wishing readers a very merry Christmas   2016 has been a year that many would rather forget. With Donald Trump elected in America and a foolish referendum successful in Britain, we are not in the best of shape.   We’ve witnessed carnage in France and Germany and the atrocities in Aleppo bring us to realise … Continue reading “Merry Christmas”

December 21, 2016

The Rise of The Angry Man

by Matthew Steeples

2016 has given the ‘angry man’ a voice suggests Matthew Steeples   Last night, in a bar in Chelsea, a middle-aged man came up to me and told me I’d “misunderstood” him. This individual, Richard Neagle, can be credited for trying to apologise but given he’d previously termed me “mentally unbalanced”, I felt justified in … Continue reading “The Rise of The Angry Man”

December 14, 2016

The Price of Doing Nothing

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests George Osborne was entirely right to criticise the West’s failure to act over Aleppo   Yesterday, George Osborne rightly blamed the West for the horror of what is happening in Aleppo. He condemned MPs refusal to intervene there in 2013 and suggested Parliament’s failure to defend Syrian civilians has resulted in a … Continue reading “The Price of Doing Nothing”