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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:20:25 +0100

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QUENTIN LETTS sees the humbling of Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:20:25 +0100

The Daily Mail columnist watched as Home Secretary Amber Rudd looked 'a bit pop-eyed' as she held a session in the House of Parliament to issue an apology for the Windrush scandal.

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QUENTIN LETTS: You’re about to learn the plate-spinning horror of being OUTNUMBERED 

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:54:25 +0100

Congratulations — and welcome to the three-kids club. As a proud father who has just done the hat-trick, you will now be stretched like a hare’s hamstring, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

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QUENTIN LETTS reviews the Tina musical 

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:44:35 +0100

This show is a great deal better than most jukebox musicals. It is not just a collection of hit songs dotted with dialogue. The music has been moulded to fit the story of Anna Mae Bullock, as Tina was born.

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Lord Patten of Barnes leads peers throwing a spanner into Brexit works

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:47:04 +0100

Flexing his eyebrows and radiating grandeur, Lord Patten on Wednesday only occasionally paused his disdainful senior common room mockery of Brexit - to the delight of most of his adoring Lords' audience.

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QUENTIN LETTS reviews the Tina Turner musical

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:29:48 +0100

Dimples to kill. An impish, insistent stage personality. And a voice by Pratt & Whitney. That voice, I tell you: it could reduce the very citadel of Jericho to rubble, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

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Quentin Letts watches as Corbyn muttered like a bulldog

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:51:36 +0100

A tad of Baldrick-ian calamity for Jeremy Corbyn. First he saw his cunning plan – of getting the Commons to vote on Government war powers – backfire like a badly-serviced Wartburg Knight.

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QUENTIN LETTS watches the PM defend sending in the RAF

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:28:41 +0100

A hushed House heard Theresa May describe alleged consequences of the Syrian regime's bombing of Douma. 

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QUENTIN LETTS reviews The Fantastic Follies Of Mrs Rich 

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:09:03 +0100

Originally The Beau Defeated, it has been renamed The Fantastic Follies Of Mrs Rich and stars Sophie Stanton as a deep-pocketed London widow who aches to marry a titled gent.

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The Inheritance: What a class act even if it does last seven hours, writes QUENTIN LETTS

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:57:47 +0100

At seven hours, split over two evenings, The Inheritance may seem a daunting proposition for theatre-lovers short of free time.

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QUENTIN LETTS: I pray Easter never becomes a fixed date 

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:33:18 +0100

Some years it has been warm enough for the ladies of the choir to wear summer frocks on Easter morning, but in Herefordshire on Sunday the heating will be cranked up to full blast.

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Tony Blair's anti-Brexit turn focuses on 'The Big Disillusion'

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:13:44 +0100

In his latest anti-Brexit turn on the fringes of Westminster, former PM Tony Blair advanced a negative prospectus, spreading gloom in the hope of causing a second referendum.

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Other-lawyer MPs give Justice Secretary David Gauke an easy ride over rapist John Worboys failings

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:14:40 +0100

A sticky half-hour awaited Justice Secretary David Gauke when he came to the Commons to explain failings in relation to the John Worboys case, but instead he was given an easy ride by fellow layers.

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QUENTIN LETTS: My Jacob a toff? You’re quite wrong says his twinkly mother

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:19:11 +0100

The audience at a pro-Brexit event included his mother, Lady Rees-Mogg, charming and twinkly. She told me it was quite wrong to describe Jacob as a toff. Her own father had been a Welsh tenant farmer.

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Lemon-suckers of Remainer corner joined in the hush

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:16:52 +0100

Someone on the backbenches emitted a whistle when Theresa May told the Commons how many Russian diplomats were being sent packing by our allies, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

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QUENTIN LETTS reviews Sting The Last Ship

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:54:57 +0000

To Sting's credit, he has spent years honing a romantic musical about the decline of shipbuilding in his home town of Wallsend on Tyneside, WRITES QUENTIN LETTS.

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QUENTIN LETTS reviews Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:52:21 +0000

Here we go again: another souped-up, groovy-tuned, modern-dress Macbeth, its tragic potential squandered by a director trying to muscle in on the show, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

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‘Shock’ collars to control pets aren't cruel

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:21:31 +0000

Part Bedlington terrier, part Heinz, Cinders loved to run. She would pin back her ears and chase the breeze. To see that darling dog sprint from side to side of our Herefordshire field was to see freedom.

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QUENTIN LETTS on Nigel Farage Jacob Rees-Mogg Fishing for Leave

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:40:37 +0000

Two boxes of haddock, four days dead and distinctly whiffy from 20ft, stared dolefully from the decks of a Ramsgate fishing boat called Holladays R8. WRITES QUENTIN LETTS.

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QUENTIN LETTS: It was a pitchy swell for Michael Gove on fisheries

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:23:47 +0000

The Government’s surrender to the EU on fishing caused prolonged unease yesterday for Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He faced a pitchy swell, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

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QUENTIN LETTS watches the Defence Secretary rebuke Mr Putin 

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:04:14 +0000

Mr Williamson was speaking in Bristol at the Rolls-Royce plant where they make warplane engines and maybe some other military bits and pieces when he took aim at Putin yesterday.

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