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Donald Trump makes me feel very European

27 February 2016 9:00 am

There are still four months to go before the vote, but I already feel quite exhausted by the Europe referendum…

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25 February 2016 3:00 pm

There are still four months to go before the vote, but I already feel quite exhausted by the Europe referendum…

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25 February 2016 3:00 pm

There are still four months to go before the vote, but I already feel quite exhausted by the Europe referendum…

I rallied to the call of the newly created Independent — and never regretted it

20 February 2016 9:00 am

It had been many years since I had seen anything of Andreas Whittam Smith, but he popped up on the…

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18 February 2016 3:00 pm

It had been many years since I had seen anything of Andreas Whittam Smith, but he popped up on the…

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18 February 2016 3:00 pm

It had been many years since I had seen anything of Andreas Whittam Smith, but he popped up on the…

Why I won’t be picking up litter for the Queen

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I am sure that the Queen disapproves of litter as much as anyone else, but she’s hardly ever exposed to…

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11 February 2016 3:00 pm

I am sure that the Queen disapproves of litter as much as anyone else, but she’s hardly ever exposed to…

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11 February 2016 3:00 pm

I am sure that the Queen disapproves of litter as much as anyone else, but she’s hardly ever exposed to…

A memorial for 92-year-old Olive Cooke, Britain's longest serving poppy seller, who sold poppies for the Royal British Legion every year after her husband was killed in 1943. (Photo: Getty)

Why it's better to give money to a beggar than to a charity

30 January 2016 9:00 am

No good deed goes unpunished. This is a saying that applies with special poignancy to Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy…

A memorial for 92-year-old Olive Cooke, Britain's longest serving poppy seller, who sold poppies for the Royal British Legion every year after her husband was killed in 1943. (Photo: Getty)

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28 January 2016 3:00 pm

No good deed goes unpunished. This is a saying that applies with special poignancy to Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy…

A memorial for 92-year-old Olive Cooke, Britain's longest serving poppy seller, who sold poppies for the Royal British Legion every year after her husband was killed in 1943. (Photo: Getty)

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28 January 2016 3:00 pm

No good deed goes unpunished. This is a saying that applies with special poignancy to Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy…

Mark Twain was right: it is our redeeming petty vices that make life worth living

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Here I go again. I have stopped smoking. Until recently I had been smoking about 40 cigarettes a day, but…

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21 January 2016 3:00 pm

Here I go again. I have stopped smoking. Until recently I had been smoking about 40 cigarettes a day, but…

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21 January 2016 3:00 pm

Here I go again. I have stopped smoking. Until recently I had been smoking about 40 cigarettes a day, but…

When Mickey Rooney came to Milton Keynes

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Before the start of Aladdin in Milton Keynes this week a promotional video showed Brian Blessed in oriental costume bellowing…

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14 January 2016 3:00 pm

Before the start of Aladdin in Milton Keynes this week a promotional video showed Brian Blessed in oriental costume bellowing…

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14 January 2016 3:00 pm

Before the start of Aladdin in Milton Keynes this week a promotional video showed Brian Blessed in oriental costume bellowing…

A tale of a Teflon-coated hen pheasant

9 January 2016 9:00 am

This is an uplifting story of survival with which to usher in the New Year. At Stoke Park, my home…

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7 January 2016 3:00 pm

This is an uplifting story of survival with which to usher in the New Year. At Stoke Park, my home…

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7 January 2016 3:00 pm

This is an uplifting story of survival with which to usher in the New Year. At Stoke Park, my home…

Mark Zuckerberg should be applauded — whatever his motive

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The Egyptian driver of a London minicab said almost nothing during our journey but dropped me off at my destination…

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31 December 2015 3:00 pm

The Egyptian driver of a London minicab said almost nothing during our journey but dropped me off at my destination…

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31 December 2015 3:00 pm

The Egyptian driver of a London minicab said almost nothing during our journey but dropped me off at my destination…

The Lord’s Prayer is no more offensive than Jeremy Clarkson or deodorant

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There was a time not so very long ago when the most common complaint about Christmas was that it had…