W2W - EU is imploding

CLEARLY, leaving the EU is a significant moment in our island history.

Looking back, the records might well judge that our departure sparked the end of a political project that was doomed at the outset.

W2W - chuck Chequers

ON Wednesday we heard that the flawed Chequers deal was dead.

The word the EU’s chief negotiator actually used was “mort”, so we heard from a member of our European Select Committee, who’d met Michel Barnier on Monday.

W2W - bobbies on the beat

HAVING served on operations in Northern Ireland, I appreciate the value of the humble foot patrol.

My Guardsmen would return with a mass of intelligence that no camera, drone or listening device would ever secure.

W2W - prison crisis

WHAT on earth is going on inside our prisons?

It seems that Birmingham is the tip of the iceberg, with gangs of feral prisoners roaming the wings with impunity, meting out punishments and intimidating other inmates and guards alike.

W2W - long live free speech

LET me enter the debate swirling around Boris Johnson’s comments about the burka.

First, I defend his right to say what he did.

Second, this torrent of phoney outrage is nothing more than political manoeuvrings of the most wilful kind by his enemies.

W2W - US President ruffles feathers

THE President returned to the USA this week widely accused of treason, foolishness and pandering to Russia.

Even Mr Trump’s most diehard supporters found his summit with President Putin in Helsinki hard to digest.

W2W - it's all about integrity and trust

TO fight like lions and lose, but retain your integrity, is an honourable estate.

The England football team have done just that, and they can return home with their heads held high.

W2W - hospital will not close

NO one Party or politician has a claim on the NHS, which is celebrating its 70th birthday.

And I should like to thank all those who work in the organisation for their professionalism and dedication.

W2W - "Thank you, Arthur."

ARMED Forces’ Day last Sunday was especially poignant for me.

Waiting to walk out to the Cenotaph, my eye was caught by an elderly gentleman, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing the distinctive green beret.