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Spoilt brats

Homage a Melanie Phllips (65), commentator. My father’s father – who, according to family mythology, was given the name Phillips because the immigration officer couldn’t pronounce his Polish name – would stand on the street corner every week in the often unrealised hope of being selected for work. [From her “Guardian Angel: My story, my […]

Diane Abbott

[The subheading made me feel better about my typos!] Diane Abbott (58), Labour MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington since 1987, twitter @HackneyAbbott, tweeted at 12:53pm on 4 January @bimadew White people love playing “divide & rule” We should not play their game #tacticasoldascolonialism [106 bytes, 34 bytes under Twitter’s 140 character limit. Tweet […]

Why, because I’m a black man in America?

He is said to be the most famous African-American scholar. I am afraid neither I nor almost all other Brits had never heard of him. He is a professor at Harvard and director of the Institute for African and African American Research. Now he will be remembered for just one thing: losing his cool with […]