Harry & Meghan's Baby: This Is Not News, It's Showbusiness, Yet We'll All Pretend Otherwise

  • 15 Oct 2018

Today the world will go mad. A man and a woman are having a baby and that will now lead the BBC news, the LBC news and every other news. The plight of Jamal Khashoggi will be relegated to a footnote. The Brexit backstop? Nah, not so important. The government’s new Loneliness S...

My Top 100 Songs Of All Time 1-25

  • 14 Oct 2018

Sunday evening used to be the time when we’d all listen to the radio and find out who the number one now. Nowadays no one really cares. It’s easy to forget what an appointment to listen it really was for anyone under the age of 30. Anyway, given I decided I wasn’t go to think ...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 26-50

  • 14 Oct 2018

To view 51-75 click HERE. And for 76-100 click HERE. To see 1-25 click HERE. 26. Denis Blondie 27. The Number One Song in Heaven Sparks 28. The Day Before You Came Abba 29. Search for the Hero Inside Yourself M People 30. I Like Chopin Gazebo 31. Into the Fire ...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 51-75

  • 14 Oct 2018

To see 76-100 click HERE. To see 26-50 click HERE. To see 1-25 click HERE. 51. Candle in the Wind Elton John 52. My Love, My Life Abba 53. Grow Kubb 54. Both Sides Now Clannad & Paul Young 55. American Pie Don McLean 56. Alone Heart 57. Our Town James Ta...

My Top 100 Songs of All Time 76-100

  • 14 Oct 2018

Sunday evening used to be the time when we’d all listen to the radio and find out who the number one now. Nowadays no one really cares. It’s easy to forget what an appointment to listen it really was for anyone under the age of 30. Anyway, given I decided I wasn’t go to think ...

Interviewing a Hero - Kevin Keegan

  • 13 Oct 2018

Over the years, I’ve got to interview quite a few major league celebrities, who have been vague heroes of mine. Joan Rivers is one that springs to mind. Joan Collins is another. I tried not to be too much of a fan boy, and by and large succeeded. Or at least, I think I did! H...

Two Ways Conservative Conferences Need to Change

  • 10 Oct 2018

I’m getting heartily sick of conferences in Birmingham and Manchester. Because of the cost of accommodation many party members are put off attending. They just can’t afford it. One of the joys – if that’s the right word – of going to Bournemouth or even Blackpool was that anyo...

The Teachers Who Inspired Me

  • 6 Oct 2018

I was flicking through Twitter this afternoon and came across a tweet from Jeremy Corbyn, which he posted on International Teachers Day, yesterday… On #InternationalTeachersDay I wanted to share this clip of Ian Wright talking about an inspiring teacher.It's incredibly moving...

The Three Podcasts...

  • 2 Oct 2018

As many of you know, I have three weekly podcasts running at the moment and you’d do me an enormous honour if you’d try each of them out. And if you like them, subscribe so you’ll automatically get new episodes on your phone each week. ‘For the Many’ has been going for a ye...

The Top 100 Most Influential Conservatives of 2018

  • 1 Oct 2018

Each year for the last eleven years I have convened panels to compile lists of the Top 50 Liberal Democrats, the Top 100 Most Influential People on the Left, and the Top 100 Most Influential People on the Right. This year, due to workload, I have wimped out of doing the LibDe...