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...

Covid secure @bbc filming — I get my own toilet ...

Sometimes it is just something about the symmetry and the location (near top end of Baker St) that takes your fancy. This is my Tree of the Day gold medal 🥇 winner, seeing off much stiff competition of classically more beautiful trees, as I did a two hour bike ride through most of the main parks this morning. Now just need to settle down ahead of @burnleyofficial game. Only six hours to go ...

Thanks @thecatholictablet for a full page review of LIVING BETTER which friend and neighbour Conor Gearty dropped off. He’s a subscriber. I don’t do God, which is usually the context in which I am in The Tablet. But it is a very nice review full of glowing words and phrases, a litany of which I can imagine on the paperback cover. I can even live with ‘long winded and unsubtle’ though probably not for the paperback. The usual OTT propaganda for Saint @fiona_millar2158 of course. But just one complaint. Please don’t use the word ‘commit’ when referring to suicide. That stems from the time it was a crime and a sin. It’s not any more. It is the ultimate in illness. Anyway thanks for all the other stuff about how brave and handsome and full of good stories I am!! And may Your God go with you ...

I do like a strong urban tree adapting to the built environment .... near Euston ...

So caught up with book stuff, @keirstarmer stuff @borisjohnsonuk stuff I totally forgot about my Tree of the Day yesterday. Here it is. Another win for bike rides out of London ...

Tory benches listening to their awful leader. All. White. Men. ...

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