The Problem With Immigrants - In modern Britain, barely a day goes by without a politician, pundit, paper or pub-goer launching into a tirade about the problem with immigrants and what should be done to tackle it. High unemployment, overcrowded schools, benefit scrounging, housing shortages, stretched healthcare services ... pretty much every issue facing the country today seems to be pinned on immigration - but is it really a problem at all?
Special Branch: A History: 1883-2006 - Initially tasked with combatting the threat of Irish republican terrorists in the reign of Queen Victoria, the Metropolitan Police Special Branch went on to play a major role in the defence of the realm for over 120 years.Over time, 'the Branch', as it came to be known, assumed a much wider role, and was held responsible for monitoring the activities of anarchists, Bolsheviks and even the suffragettes. Later, it became the executive arm of MI5 in…
Anti-Semitism (Provocations) - The Jews are at once privileged and peculiar, possibly blessed, regularly cursed. So why have a few million human beings, of differing appearance, allegiance and ideology been lumped together as 'The Enemy' in so many programmes for salvation, in this world and the next? The rejection of Jesus turned 'the Chosen' into 'the Damned', and in this sense, the rise of Christianity and the damnation of the Jews went hand in hand. Yet both Christianity and Islam
My Way: Berlusconi In His Own Words - Inspired by the Frost/Nixon interviews and Walter Isaacson's author-subject relationship with Steve Jobs, Alan Friedman tells the story of Silvio Berlusconi, who has cooperated with the bestselling author and award-winning journalist in the telling of his life story - warts and all. From the bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders, the book is rich in anecdotes and revelations involving Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton,
Love, Paul Gambaccini - Paul Gambaccini was arrested in the dead of night in October 2013. Possessions confiscated, smeared in the press and rendered unemployable, Gambaccini was forced to pay tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees without an income.For a year he was repeatedly bailed and rebailed, often learning of new developments in his case from the media furore that surrounded him.Finally, inevitably, he was exonerated and added to the ever-growing list of celebrities