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Basic science is beyond the BBC’s ‘science correspondent’

IT’S difficult to imagine how the BBC could get its reports on Tuesday’s Beirut disaster so wrong. In the opening ‘highlights’ of...

Sultans of the shovel

The Railway Navvies, by Terry Coleman FANCY a little exercise? Then try this: Take a spade, go into your...

Sri Lanka shows how to forgive while not forgetting

A MONTH ago, responding to the attacks and reported plans to attack statues of eminent and respected persons such as Winston Churchill, Robert Peel...

8.14am, August 6, 1945 – the bomb that changed the world

FATHER John A Siemes was starting his day near Hiroshima when it happened, just before quarter past eight on August 6, 1945. He...

The neglected victims of the coronavirus ‘work to rule’

THE Daily Mail's front page splash yesterday on the real cost of lockdown to the nation’s health only began to describe the...

Deaths below average for sixth week in a row

FOR the sixth week in a row the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported deaths below average in England and Wales.

Ignored: The iconoclasm that didn’t fit the narrative

WHEN the mobs were tearing down the statues of slavers and imperialists earlier this summer, the destruction of one London statue received...

Democrats dial back on Milwaukee Convention

Democrats are again dialling back on their National Convention, and not even Joe Biden will travel to Milwaukee for...

Howzat! When Botham bowled out a team of brainwashed brats

ANYTHING which irritates Pete Wishart, the SNP’s Spokesman for the Cabinet Office, is normally a good thing. The irascible...

Why marching men in black are a uniform threat to democracy

IT’S an idea so widely accepted that it never normally needs to be stated: that in a democracy, with the exception of...