Articles tagged UK Politics:

My Predictions and Analysis For Thursday's Elections - Will it be "Operation Kenneth Baker" for Labour?

  • 2 May 2016

LOCAL ELECTIONS Thursday matters. Clearly it matters to the thousands of candidates up and down the country. Win, and their lives change. Lose and they go back to their normal lives. But it’s not through the prism of local candidates that we will judge these elections, it’s t...

The NHS Can Never Meet All the Demands Made of It & It's Time We Accepted That

  • 10 Mar 2016

The NHS debate will never move on until we accept that in its current form the NHS will never meet all the demands made on it. It’s a 1940s system struggling to cope with 21st century medical advances. Jeremy Corbyn continues to believe that all NHS treatments must be free at...

Why Religion Needs to Adapt to a Changing Society

  • 27 Feb 2016

Even when I was a campanologist (no sniggering at the back), ringing the bells at our village church, I didn’t believe in God. Ok, I was only a teenager, and I was only ringing the bells each Sunday as the lesser of two evils. It was that or being a choirboy. You’ll understand...

Why the PM Is Pushing Me Towards the Brexit

  • 5 Feb 2016

Like many of you, I guess, I haven’t yet decided on which way to vote in the EU Referendum. David Camerson’s so-called deal isn’t helping me make up my mind. Frankly, if you go into a renegotiation asking for very little, you can expect to receive even less. The Prime Ministe...

My Predictions For 2015 - How Did I Do?

  • 20 Dec 2015

Back on 31 December 2014 I wrote THIS article giving ten predictions for 2015. So, let’s see how I did… Three political party leaders will resign by the end of the year. CORRECT Norwich City will be promoted to the Premier League. CORRECT At least one politician associ...

WATCH: The LBC Conservative London Mayoral Debate

  • 9 Sep 2015

Spiky, tetchy, revealing. And a lot more.

Yvette Cooper Has the Balls To Say We Should Take 10,000 Refugees And This Is Why She's Right

  • 1 Sep 2015

Usually when I get back on the radio after a two week break, I’m a bit ring-rusty. It takes me a couple of shows to get back into my stride. Not today. In our 5pm hour I wanted to address the refugee crisis which is affecting many countries in southern and central Europe. Yvet...

The Curious Case of Harvey Proctor - Why Do the Police Agree With "Nick"?

  • 30 Aug 2015

I am very troubled by the treatment of former Tory MP Harvey Proctor at the hands of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Midland inquiry. In some ways it mirrors that of Paul Gambaccini’s terrible year at the mercy of Operation Yewtree. I’m publishing his story in September an...

SUNDAY TIMES COLUMN: Cameron is lucky with Labour and even luckier with his Tory rebels

  • 9 Aug 2015

Today I made my debut as a columnist in the Sunday Times, deputising for Adam Boulton. I’ve written for most other papers at some time or other but never the Sunday Times, which I have always regarded as the best newspaper in the country. My mum would have been proud. Anyway, ...

LISTEN/WATCH: Live from 7pm Tonight on LBC, the Labour Leadership Hustings

  • 22 Jul 2015

Just to let you know that this evening (Wednesday) I will be hosting a 90 minute Labour leadership hustings on LBC Radio. It will be broadcast in HD on You can listen in London on 97.3FM, nationally on DAB radio or on TV on Freeview channel 732 or Sky TV channel 01...