Peter McKay

Who to believe: calculating Kavanaugh or forgetful Ford?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

A weekend news report says Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s childhood has been scrutinised by colleagues ‘for clues to understanding this…

The My Lai Massacre , exposed by Seymour Hersh. Credit: Getty Images

How I exposed the truth about My Lai

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The humble title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is somewhat at odds with the tone of the book. He says the…

The wonder of learning to fly

20 September 2014 9:00 am

We’d taken off smoothly and the two-seater Cessna 152 was climbing through 1,000 feet on full power. Then my instructor,…

Peter McKay’s diary: Is Kate and William’s Scottish trip a pro-union initiative?

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Having dampened local republican ardour during their recent tour of New Zealand and Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

Peter McKay's diary: The Old Etonian David Cameron should have been

11 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron gives Old Etonians a bad name. Critics deplore his Old Etonian-ness,  his Lord Snooty Factor.  Childish, but it’s…