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...

My wee cousin Ann @theyett2020 wins Tree of the Day for this snowy shot in the Borders today. I accept this is nepotism but 1, it’s a good tree. 2, it’s a nice picture. And 3, it’s not as if I have given her a multi-million pound contract for Covid ...

Tree of the Day the one at the Lido entrance just before 7am. That’s @fiona_millar2158 in the spotlight with her very large bag ...

To paraphrase Brian Clough, I am not saying this was the best day of my life but it is in the Top One. I have met many well known people but only one that I have mentioned every day since first meeting them. To play in a charity match with Maradona, and to train with him, was as good as life gets. He was still in so many ways like a kid who just loved to kick a ball. He wore his fame with difficulty at times but he was so nice to everyone involved in Soccer Aid and even men who had won World Cups were in absolute awe of him. The world will be talking of him, writing of him, making films about him for ever. Football is the greatest game on Earth and he was its greatest player RIP DIEGO LEGEND IDOL 💔 ...

An urgent knife-edge negotiation which poses the gravest imaginable threat to the national interest and we're being represented by a detail-phobic, sexually incontinent clown who has never taken responsibility for anything in his life. This, remember, is the 'will of the people'.

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