"IT IS Winnie the Pooh’s fault. The cult of sentimentality inspired by the bear of little brain is a threat to an important military tradition: the bearskin, as worn by the Brigade of Guards. A Labour MP, Chris Mullin, is leading a campaign to force the Guards to use artificial fabric.
He claims that the bearskin has no military value. That is nonsense."
"So if you don’t like Tesco’s food or its arrogant behaviour in the high streets, the answer is quite simple: stop shopping in Tesco stores and persuade your friends to do the same. If enough people felt the same way and were willing to pay a small extra price to preserve the diversity of their high streets by boycotting Tesco, the message would pretty soon get through."
"Mr Brandreth also lavished praise in The Spectator on Prince Edward, whom he interviewed at Buckingham Palace for the two films, which are being edited. He wrote: “On past experience, I’d written off Edward as a bit of a whingeing wimp. On this occasion, I found him wholly engaging — funny, friendly, unstuffy. Edward is said to be his parents’ favourite son. I can believe it.”