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Jean-Claude Juncker

[Official photo of Jean-Claude Juncker at the European People’s Party Dublin Congress 2014] Let’s be clear about this. Luxembourg has a population of about half-a-million and an area of about 1,000 square miles. In other words, it is a kind of seriously underpopulated Greater London. Jean-Claude Juncker (62) was its prime minister (1995-2013). Since November […]


Regular readers will know that I wrote extensively in 2009 about the HBOS crash with particular reference to the role of the auditors KPMG (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). More recently, I wrote a short article about John Griffith-Jones (senior partner of KPMG when HBOS crashed) in his new role as chairman […]

Nicholas Kollerstrom

The Kollerstrom Affair happened about 8-9 years ago, but somehow I missed it entirely. Nicholas Kollerstrom (69) is a writer and activist. He got his BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge just before I arrived there and then got a job as a physics teacher. He has fairly eclectic interests. He has dabbled in astronomy […]

Anjem Choudary

[Anjem Choudary 2011 by Snapperjack, reproduced under the Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 licence] My attention was caught by a short item on the Today program nearly two weeks ago, reporting that Choudary had been convicted under the Terrorism Acts and would be sentenced next month. He was convicted of the offence of inviting support for […]

Azelle Rodney

On 30 April 2005 Toby Long, one of the Met’s most experienced firearms officers shot dead Azelle Rodney. The following year the Crown Prosecution Service concluded that there was not enough evidence to support a case against him. That appeared to be that. But Azelle Rodney’s mother continued to campaign vigorously that this was an […]