Yesterday, I received a gushing email from Sarah Hayward and Keir Starmer, respectively leader of Camden Council and MP for the borough. They sought to elicit my support for Owen … Continue reading
A summary of Refuting Isis by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi January 2016: I’ve just finished reading this powerful piece by Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi, in which he issues a fatwa concerning the entity … Continue reading
Here is an article from today’s Guardian with my comments on the quality of the journalism interspersed throughout. It’s the usual poorly-written, unprincipled, right-wing trash one has come to expect … Continue reading
Nightjack’s advice on how to survive an encounter with the police if you’re a nice middle-class person.
I wrote to my MP, Keir Starmer, as follows: As a constituent and former soldier, I urge you strongly not to vote in favour of bombing Syria. Mr Cameron proposes … Continue reading
An old rabbi, almost penniless himself, lived in a small town in Russia. If ever a beggar asked him for money, he would always oblige, even if it was only … Continue reading
In April 2004 a group of very senior diplomats wrote to then-PM Tony Blair regarding the catastrophic US-UK adventures in the Middle East. I post it again now since it … Continue reading