Articles tagged Diary:

ConHome Diary: When the Rain in Spain...

  • 17 Aug

I’m in Spain on holiday this week. Like many people who are obsessed by news, it’s difficult to switch off completely. I’d love to leave my phone and laptop at home but there’s always that fear of missing something. So far I’ve spent most of my time so far reading, sunbathing,...

ConHome Diary: The Shame of Jeremy Corbyn & Why Tommy Robinson Is No Alt-Right Hero

  • 3 Aug

When you’re in a political hole, it’s generally best to stop digging. Yet Jeremy Corbyn keeps buying new shovels. Nothing can get him out of the hole he has dug for himself on anti-semitism. Every day, it seems, there is a new revelation which demonstrates his attitude to the ...

ConHome Diary: I Don't Think Spicey Spicer Liked Me

  • 27 Jul

Back at the start of the year I bought the UK Commonwealth rights for Sean Spicer’s book on his time working for Donald Trump. It was quite a coup for Biteback at the time. My boss at LBC was very keen I should get him to do an interview on the station – and if possible exclus...

ConHome Diary: Quite a Week...

  • 13 Jul

I am still trying to work out why the Prime Minister appointed Dominic Raab to succeed David Davis as Brexit Secretary. He’s a protégé of DD and succeeded me as his chief of staff back in 2006. If anything, he’s more hardline than David on Brexit matters – some call him an int...

ConHome Diary: A 'Betrayal of Cabinet Ministers Or a 'Schism'?

  • 29 Jun

So 100,000 people attended the anti Brexit march at the weekend, on the second anniversary of the momentous vote. Andrew Adonis tweeted a question: “Is this the day Brexit died?” You’ve got to laugh. The utter delusion of it all. Alison Pearson in the Telegraph this week: “The...

ConHome Diary: The Shame of the DCMS Select Committee & Why Brexiteer Ministers Need to Evangelise

  • 15 Jun

Philip Lee’s resignation came as a bolt out of the blue, according to many learned commentators this week. Well, on this issue maybe, but several people have told me of his unhappiness at being overlooked for promotion to the Cabinet. I think most politicians are only ever a c...

ConHome Diary: One Year On...

  • 8 Jun

Today marks the first anniversary of the 2017 general election result. I think we all remember the sense of astonishment we all felt as it became clear that Theresa May’s majority was disappearing down the swannee. Looking back on the last twelve months, it is difficult to do ...

ConHome Diary: Desert Island Dicks, How God Injured Mo Salah & Bad Parenting

  • 1 Jun

One of the moments of the week was Good Morning Britain stand-in host Richard Madeley terminating an interview with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, after he had avoided giving an answer three times as to whether he regretted telling the Russians to “shut up and go away”. W...

ConHome Diary: Brexit 'Gammon' and Brexit Madness

  • 18 May

Tory MP Nick Boles wrote a brilliant article for the Jewish Chronicle on Wednesday in which he took Israel to task for the killing of 58 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In it he explained that as a strong supporter of Israel he couldn’t stand by and not question the tactics u...

ConHome Diary: Who are the Real "Obsessives"? Remainers or Brexiteers?

  • 11 May

I was always under the impression that David Willetts had two brains. It seems that he has mislaid at least one of them since he left the House of Commons. Quite how he put his name to a ludicrous proposal from his Resolution Foundation to give every 25 year old £10,000 is one...