ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Another fine mess for Quintessentially’s Ben? By Anna Mikhailova For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:47 GMT, 16 January 2021 | Updated: 22:49 GMT, 16 January 2021 Want a private jet to the Maldives, a session with the best plastic surgeon or a private tutor for little Aloysius? If so, Ben Elliot’s lifestyle … Read more ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Another fine mess for Quintessentially’s Ben?
The International Space Station (ISS) is a 925,300-pound laboratory constructed of titanium, Kevlar and high-grade steel, but could the massive ship survive an impact of a single Cheeto Puff orbiting Earth? The question was raised by a seven-year-old, which has sent Reddit into a debate that attracted aerospace engineers and a scientist who says they … Read more Debate erupts on Reddit about whether or not a Cheeto can damage the International Space Station
From time to time on this page, I like to suggest modern contenders for the Kingsley Amis Prize, which I award every so often to the phrase I currently judge to be the most depressing in the English language. Set up in memory of the late whisky-loving novelist, it celebrates Amis’s famous declaration that the … Read more TOM UTLEY: The only comfort from forgetting all my passwords – they don’t hold a key to £200million
Whatever happened to Taking Back Control of our borders? For five years we heard little else from leaders of the Leave campaign. Yet now those self-proclaimed saviours of British sovereignty find themselves in the driving seat, any pretence of pulling up the drawbridge to protect the national interest has dissolved like the froth on a … Read more RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: So much for taking back control!
Is there a Doctor in the House? Tory MP Scott Mann sounds like a DALEK in Commons debate thanks to Zoom call tech glitch The House of Commons was a holding debate over the impact of ‘long Covid’ Tory MP Scott Mann appeared on video link but suffered technical problems Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans intervened … Read more Tory MP Scott Mann sounds like a DALEK in Commons debate thanks to Zoom call tech glitch
Enter The Enforcer. Priti Patel slowly click-clacked into yesterday’s Downing Street press conference, lower jaw out, forearms bared, camera lens fixed with her best ‘let’s be ‘avin’ ya’ glare. She had come to lay down the law. Too many people were flouting lockdown rules. Or, as she put it, ‘breachin’ regulations’. So once again the … Read more HENRY DEEDES sees the Home Secretary talking tough about lockdown rule-breakers
Secrets, lies and thuggery are the hallmark of the Chinese Communist regime. And in the mystery of the devastating Wuhan virus, all three are combined. The strongest evidence of a crime is a cover-up. And the Chinese authorities have provided that. They have fought ferociously to prevent an international inquiry into the pandemic’s origins. Their … Read more EDWARD LUCAS: The evidence points to a Covid-19 cover-up… but the truth can’t be hidden for ever