In my humble opinion the death of Willie MacRae is even more worthy of a full Public Enquiry now than it was 34 years ago when he died on 6th April 1985 in what can only be described as highly suspicious circumstances. I don’t believe MacRae killed himself.
John Bercow, the man who during the referendum campaign famously had a car sticker that read “B*****ks to Brexit” has now said B*****ks to 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit and essentially declared that his one vote is much more important than all of theirs and has derailed our exit from the EU.
It’s a thorny issue. What to do with members of proscribed terror groups captured in Syria who are citizens of Europe or North America?
Our politicians have spent the last couple of decades opining the loss of trust in politicians, urging people to vote, to take part in the democratic process, to have their say, we are listening, your voice matters.
Today one of my Twitter followers complimented me with this tweet, "Jon, I remember you predicting this on your podcast just after the referendum result and at the time I did not believe you. Thought you were being a tad paranoid and that the elite would not dare thwart Brexit. You were totally correct Sir.".
A week from now thousands of ordinary citizens from across Scotland will assemble in the centre of Glasgow to stand up for a new and better Scotland extracted from the chaos, intolerance, hypocrisy and ignorant chauvinism which the British Parliament so clearly now represents.
It’s seven months since cricketing legend and anti-corruption campaigner Imran Khan was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. Given the difficulties he faces it’s been a promising start.
No politician from the EU or UK has visited Calais and northern France as much as I have. I've met the mayors, police, migrants, NGOs and have been into the various jungles. I went again two weeks ago, for the first time with security.
A recent US war-game report certainly made dramatic headlines claiming that in a conventional war with either Russia or China, American forces would get a whipping.
As a father of two, I believe the death of any baby or child is a tragedy. However, the death of Shamima Begum's baby son is nothing to do with the UK, me or you.
I wish I wasn’t writing this column today because it is dedicated to the memories of two giants of the socialist movement who are sadly no longer with us.
Let’s get one thing straight, Shamina Begum is a terrorist and has been rightly stripped of British citizenship. So why does the demented liberal left care more about her than the little children and their mothers killed in the Manchester bombings?
The 2019 Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, which begins on Tuesday at 1.30pm, is quite rightly regarded as the Olympics of jump racing. There are 28 races over the four days, worth more than £4.5m in prize money.
Today should not be about tokenism or empty rhetoric. Today should be about honouring, remembering, celebrating and recognising the millions of women across the planet who have shaped history, improved society, challenged sexism and defied the odds to conquer adversity.
Forget knife crime the biggest threat to all of us in the UK is the scourge of political correctness and the language Nazis.
"Retreating into nationalism offers nothing; it is rejection without an alternative. And this is the trap that threatens the whole of Europe: the anger mongers, backed by fake news, promise anything and everything". Macron, 2019.
Theresa May’s Number 10 team really inspire confidence, don’t they? On Monday the PM was on a PR jaunt to Salisbury and to illustrate the point the TWiTS in Downing Street tweeted a picture out of Salisbury only unfortunately for the Brexit Betrayer the picture was actually of the city of Bath?
Two more senseless murders of young people this weekend. The number of children admitted to hospital with stab wounds has soared by 93 per cent in five years. A 60% rise in violent crime in Birmingham over the past year. 30 deaths or stabbings so far in 2019.
Given the fact a Scottish football story has been at the centre of UK wide football news for almost all of the last 7 days I hope I can be forgiven for diverting my attention in this column away from important domestic and international political issues into the Brendan Rodgers/Neil Lennon saga.
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