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Published: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:41:51 +0100

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Why would so many rather watch nature programmes than step outside their doors, asks MAX HASTINGS

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:41:51 +0100

For all our professions of enthusiasm for the countryside and its wildlife, with each passing season we become lazier about engaging with them in real life.


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MAX HASTINGS: It is terrifying how many will swallow Putin's lies

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:41:04 +0100

MAX HASTINGS: 'We receive daily dumper-trucks of information. Yet instead of being the best-informed generation of all time, we become ever more baffled about what is true, and whom to trust.'


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MAX HASTINGS warns against laying our lives bare on Facebook

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:43:41 +0000

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal shows we have become prey for the online carnivores to which we reveal our secrets, says MAX HASTINGS.


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MAX HASTINGS: Putin is a gangster - it's time to take him on

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:48:36 +0000

Many British people, much of the time, shrug their shoulders about Russian aggression and repression as ‘none of our business’. But what has happened in Salisbury makes it our business.


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It's absurd to fund degrees in circuses and surfing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:18:03 +0000

In a speech yesterday, Theresa May denounced the colossal racket of across-the-board maximum university fees. There is to be a year-long independent review of higher education funding.


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Churchill war speeches cheered by Darkest Hour audiences

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:45:19 +0000

At some cinemas where the new film Darkest Hour is being shown, it is reported that audiences have been standing and applauding Churchill’s great orations, as delivered by star Gary Oldman.


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Max Hastings: The British Army still needs hard soldiers

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:11:14 +0000

The British Army, pride of Henry V and the dukes of Marlborough and Wellington, is telling prospective new recruits that they are welcome to pray; get emotional; even cry.


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Social media giants are wild beasts devouring freedom

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:19:59 +0000

George Orwell wrote a nightmare into our language when he imagined a future in which ‘Big Brother’ scrutinises an enslaved society with an all-seeing eye, writes MAX HASTINGS.


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Max Hastings: Whatever happened to British gumption? 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:47:42 +0000

A Martian who descended upon Britain this week would gaze in awe upon a society half-paralysed, locked down by the elements. Except that it is all nonsense.


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Cash for jihadis must be the end for foreign aid racket

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:54:16 +0000

The abuse and theft of foreign aid is a story as old as the hills into which much of the money disappears. Thus the latest horror is merely a twist in a long-running scandal.


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Max Hastings: There is no special relationship

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:39:13 +0000

What a nightmare for any prime minister! The leader of our closest ally chooses not merely to blow a kiss to a British far-Right anti-Muslim group, but then to insult Theresa May for deploring his gesture.


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Max Hastings: Lynch mob culture threatens all we hold dear

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:00:18 +0000

Welsh minister Carl Sargeant may be shown to have behaved badly. It should nonetheless be a source of shame to the rest of us he was driven to kill himself without any specific charge.


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Naked greed of tax avoiders playing into Corbyn's hands

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:48:18 +0000

Frankly, it is hard to know which way to turn, except to hide one’s despairing head under a blanket, writes MAX HASTINGS.


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Ugly money is killing democracy writes Max Hastings

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:51:13 +0000

The Trump presidency, dogged by scandal from its first day, reels before charges brought against three of Donald Trump’s past associates, related to their links with Russia, writes MAX HASTINGS.


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Max Hastings: Bitter China marching to global domination

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:35:25 +0100

Chinese president Xi Jinping wields almost absolute authority, amid ever more draconian restrictions on dissent and free speech, even within the Party hierarchy.


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Max Hastings: Why would anyone go into public life

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 01:02:54 +0100

MAX HASTINGS: Since the exposure of the crimes of Jimmy Savile and a handful of other celebrities, there has been a willingness to indulge witch-hunts against other public figures.


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America's mad to allow citizens to own such deadly weapons

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0100

MAX HASTINGS: Such deeds as the Las Vegas massacre could not take place unless lunatics such as Stephen Paddock had access to weapons of a kind that no citizen should be permitted to own. UNDATED - STEPHEN PADDOCK (right) & ERIC PADDOCK (left). PICTURED: Gunman who shot dead FIFTY people and injured 406 when he opened fire on a packed Vegas music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel before committing suicide At least 50 people have been killed, including at least two police officers, and more than 400 injured after gunman Stephen Paddock, 64,unloaded hundreds of rounds of ammo on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday night where 22,000 people were gathered. The Strip has been completely shut down after the sniper (pictured center with his live-in companion Marilou Danley who has now been ruled out as a suspect) opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino (circled in red, top right), located across a junction from the event. Police confirmed that the sole suspect committed suicide. It is believed he had an arsenal of at least ten guns, including automatic weapons, in his h


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Was appeasing Hitler actually a masterstroke?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:24:15 +0100

The thesis of master thriller-writer Robert Harris’s new novel is that the meeting in Munich actually represented a success for Chamberlain, not the Adolf Hitler, writes MAX HASTINGS.


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MAX HASTINGS on his dog's illness

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:39:26 +0100

Perhaps the only wise remark Boris Johnson ever made was not about people, but about our four-legged friends: 'My father always said that with sheep, they are either alive or they are dead.'


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After 40 years my wife and I have quit the National Trust 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:39:39 +0100

The NT's traditional priorities of emphasising beauty and heritage have been overtaken by a preoccupation with social engineering and, explicitly, ‘accessibility’, writes MAX HASTINGS.


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