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Goodbye Peter Hopkirk, legend of Fleet Street, writer on Central Asia and good man

It occurs to me, more and more frequently these days, that we don’t often cherish the wonderful people we know when they still live. I thought of this particularly last week during a memorial service at St Brides church in … Continue reading

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Beware the woe sayers on Afghanistan

My heart sank lower and lower this morning as I listened to John Humphries on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme interviewing John Simpson and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the former British ambassador in Kabul, advocating surrender to the Taliban and its … Continue reading

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