New website, new look, new book, New European, new and old battles to fight

OK, I’ve listened. I’ve listened to people like the wonderfully named James Ski, who stood up at a mental health event I was speaking at, and said ‘I’m a big fan, but your website’s shit.’ His considered advice was that it was old-fashioned and hard to use...

My film on the Mail – and why it is good for the soul to rip it up

I know, I know, I am almost sixty years old, a grown man even  ... and yes, if my Mum was still alive, she'd say 'tut, tut, Alastair, why are you bothering to make a film about that silly man from the Daily Mail that most people have never heard of, and none but his...

And here you have the graceful arrival of @edballs and me on our tandem after our ride to the @norwichcityfc ground. It’s harder to stop than keep riding! #greenfootballweekend ...

That’s Florence on the left. The WINNER in the #greenfootballweekend Bake Off as judged by me and @edballs Another win for @burnleyofficial ...

Here you go … cover of my next book, out in May. Part call to arms, part practical handbook, an analysis of how our politics has gone so badly wrong and what YOU can do to help fix it. LINK IN BIO for more details … politics was bad enough when I started writing it but has grown steadily worse since, but we cannot just stand by. We have to get engaged and change it. ...

Next up next week on @restispolitics LEADING is @michelbarnier_ … fascinating insight into the key moments and characters involved in the Brexit negotiations. His book is an exhausting read because of the sheer volume of meetings and issues and people he had to deal with. Brings back memories of over busy times in government. Meanwhile the new episode of @restispolitics main episode is out today in which @rorystewartuk and I talk Tory troubles, the problems associated with resignations, why I think Sunak should veto Johnson and Truss resignation honours. Plus Israel Palestine and the geopolitics surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh LINK IN BIO q and a tomorrow, Barnier Monday meanwhile in the current LEADING slot is our chat with Alan Milburn re the future of the NHS which is going down a storm ...

New episode @restispolitics LEADING in which @rorystewartuk and I talk to Alan Milburn about the future of the NHS. Whatever your party, if you care about the NHS, and worry for its future, this is a fascinating listen. LINK IN BIO ...

If you have yet to hear our @restispolitics LEADING interview with Marina Litvinenko I strongly recommend it wherever you get your podcasts. Here is a little taster for. And tomorrow we have an interview with Alan Milburn, ex Labour health secretary, on the crisis facing the NHS and what both government and Labour should be saying and doing about it ...

Heard proper birdsong for the first time in a while today so my Tree of the Day is the one with the nest in it ...

Good news from 🇨🇿 where Populist Babis has been roundly defeated by Pavel. So I think a Tree of the Day 🥇 for this human-looking Czech tree is very much in order. With thanks to @jana_des_watson_ ...

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