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A week ago today I said a final goodbye to my grandfather

A week ago today was my grandfather’s funeral. Here’s the speech I read at the ceremony.
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White House, Washington D.C.

The 45th President of the United States will be …

This time next weekΒ we will have woken up to the news – and be very much aware – of who is the newly-elected president of the United States of America and leader of the free world. Continue reading “The 45th President of the United States will be …”

Who ya gonna call? Girl power transcends Hollywood into politics

The past week has certainly been a week for women. Firstly, from Hollywood came a formidable foursome of females fighting the supernatural in a remake of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. It felt like feminism on steroids as iconic roles traditionally carried out by men had been handed to women.

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“In a way it would be unkind to put him on trial” – Hitchens on Blair

Tony Blair
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the UK from 1997-2007 and won three elections.
Photo: Chatham House, London

When Peter Hitchens came to the University of Lincoln last Monday, I spent a good two hours hearing him speak about a range of issues – predominantly Russia and its President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading ““In a way it would be unkind to put him on trial” – Hitchens on Blair”

Peter Hitchens and Jarrad Johnson

A week of Hitchens

Peter Hitchens and Jarrad Johnson
When I asked Peter if I could have a photo with him, he self-deprecatingly replied: “Yes, if you want to ruin your career.” I had one took anyway!
Photo: Jarrad Johnson

As you’re probably well aware – because I haven’t stopped banging on about it – I interviewed the Mail on Sunday columnist, author and broadcaster Peter Hitchens a week ago today.

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Arsenal waved goodbye to the title today with a gutless and gutting performance

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
The wait for a Premier League title at the Emirates will undoubtedly go on.
Photo: Jarrad Johnson

When the team news was revealed ahead of the game at Old Trafford I, like every other Arsenal fan – and probably Man Utd fan as well, thought they were there for the taking. Continue reading “Arsenal waved goodbye to the title today with a gutless and gutting performance”