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Israeli-Palestinian peace talks derided as ‘a charade’

This week I interviewed military strategist Edward Luttvak about his views on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

He told me he does not rate the chances of success very highly, attacked the “interference of frivolous people” and blamed “unemployed Swedish diplomats with nothing to do” for extending conflicts around the globe.

Fascinating guy, remarkable comments.

Read the story here: http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/38274/us-adviser-israeli-palestinian-talks-are-a-charade

Melorheostosis and the Yorkshire Evening Post

This is one of my most favourite stories that I have ever written.

I realise it may seem a bit bizarre to be posting a story that is more than five years old and was written just weeks after I completed my MA in Sheffield – indeed one of my first ever page leads in a proper, real newspaper - but I recently found it again on the YEP website, by chance, and remembered how good it felt to write it.

Speaking to Andrew Carnell, as a cub reporter fresh out of uni, was an early example of how fascinating, how remarkable, being a … Continue Reading

Daring to Dream – Hull City 2 – 0 Derby County

My latest blog from the Daring to Dream website, marking Hull’s 2-0 win over Derby at the KC Stadium, the match which saw the return of Jimmy Bullard:

http://bit.ly/dvjuWg

Tony Blair – Lebanon war was fatal blow

My JC news story on Tony Blair’s memoirs – A Journey – and his recollections of how his support for Israel during the 2006 Lebanon war caused him substantial political damage and accelerated his departure as Prime Minister:

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/37514/tony-blair-lebanon-war-was-fatal-blow

Daring to Dream – One in, one out

A new blog on Hull City’s deadline day activities:

http://daringtodream.footballunited.com/2010/09/01/one-in-one-out/