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...

A nice Tree of the Day Olympic podium on a great day for @teamGB ...

I’m bored. Can we go home now please? ...

A good day to draw attention to the sub-title of Vol 8 of my diaries, covering 2010-2015. Rise and Fall of the Olympic Spirit. It felt so wonderful to be British during that incredible opening ceremony and the Games and Paralympic Games which followed were the best ever. The country has changed so much for the worse since then. And to those tempted to say ‘why don’t you F off and live in France then …?’ We can’t. 90 days max. Congrats to Tokyo for their opening ceremony. Considering the difficulties and restrictions it was a very special event. I loved that the last two athletes to carry the torch were a female Paralympian and @naomiosaka who has done a lot to shine a light on mental health. ...

Tree of the Day to my friend Lucie … ‘looks like broccoli’ ...

Tree of the Day. Windsor Great Park ...

I wonder if it is our money that gets wasted on this attempt to pretend Johnson is popular. Or roubles. ...

This is an old story folks … So @borisjohnsonuk and @rishisunakmp were randomly selected by the pilot that allows them to avoid their own rules applying to them. But Mugabe had a similar stroke of luck. I met the guy a few times. Truly revolting. Johnson heading very much into that league of leader ...

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