Roald Dahl’s family apologises for author’s antisemitic comments

Roald Dahl’s family apologises for author’s antisemitic comments

The family of Roald Dahl – author of children’s books such as Matilda, The BFG, The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – has apologised for his antisemitic comments. A statement from Dahl’s family and the company managing the rights to his characters and stories, posted on his official website, said they “deeply apologise for the lasting and understandable...

Boris Johnson’s most memorable quotes from the 12 months since his election landslide

Boris Johnson’s most memorable quotes from the 12 months since his election landslide

As we approach the one-year mark after the Conservative landslide at the 2019 general election, here is a rundown of some of the most memorable quotes from Boris Johnson over the past 12 months. Election night, December 12 2019 “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”...

Former minister criticises charity for ‘activism’ and discussing white privilege

Former minister criticises charity for ‘activism’ and discussing white privilege

Her comments come in response to a blog post by Barnardo’s which aims to offer a guide to parents on how to talk to their children about racial inequality in the UK.  In an opinion piece for The Sunday Telegraph, Esther McVey, the Conservative MP for Tatton, said the efforts made by Barnardo’s could be “hijacked by people who want...

GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next Trump President party White House President

GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next Trump President party White House President

When a party loses the White House a new crop of presidential hopefuls typically begin moving quickly to lay the groundwork for a run in the next campaign. President Donald Trump s increasingly overt flirtations with running again in 2024 are freezing the potentially vast field of Republican candidates. GOP White House hopefuls are essentially left to watch what Trump...

Loeffler and Warnock to meet in Georgia Senate debate Jon Ossoff Kelly Loeffler debate Georgia Seat

Candidates for one of two U.S. Senate seats still hanging in the balance will face off in a debate that is drawing strong interest beyond Georgia That is because the seat — now held by incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler and being challenged by Democrat Raphael Warnock — is one of two that will tip control of the Senate to either...

Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus Joe Biden guidance One Parties President

Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus Joe Biden guidance One Parties President

Public health guidance to avoid big parties in the age of coronavirus is about to collide with what is typically one of America’s biggest celebrations of all: the swearing-in of a new president. While lots of details are still to be worked out, this Jan. 20 is sure to be more subdued than prior inauguration days. A giant parade down...

Jordan North reveals he ‘nearly walked’ from I’m a Celebrity but was stopped by Declan Donnelley

Jordan North reveals he ‘nearly walked’ from I’m a Celebrity but was stopped by Declan Donnelley

The runner-up of the ITV contest admitted he had a “complete meltdown” after viewers nominated him to go to the Viper Vault, where he would be tied down in a box and covered in live snakes. “I’ve not talked about this to anyone, I just had a complete meltdown. And I know what people mean now by sheer panic,” he...

Brexit: UK cannot compromise on key trade talk differences, says minister

Brexit: UK cannot compromise on key trade talk differences, says minister

The UK is ready to keep talking in trade negotiations with the EU “until there’s no point doing so any further” but it cannot compromise on issues of sovereignty and control of its fishing waters, a cabinet minister has said. Environment secretary George Eustice was speaking ahead of a phone call between Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von...

Netflix refuses to add disclaimer to The Crown over show’s historical inaccuracies

Netflix refuses to add disclaimer to The Crown over show’s historical inaccuracies

Netflix has said it will not add a disclaimer to the beginning of episodes of The Crown to warn viewers that the series is a work of fiction. Critics have pointed out that a number of key scenes are invented, including some in the recently released fourth season, expressing concern that audiences may not realise this. However, a statement from...

Sienna Miller says she doesn’t remember six weeks of Jude Law affair scandal: ‘I was in so much shock’

Sienna Miller says she doesn’t remember six weeks of Jude Law affair scandal: ‘I was in so much shock’

Sienna Miller has revealed that six weeks of her life are a blank, due to the shock caused by the media frenzy over her then-fiancé Jude Law’s affair. In 2005, it was revealed that Law had cheated on Miller with their children’s nanny. He issued a public apology to her at the time. In the ensuing months, Miller, who was...