Officially Shai Masot is a junior member of staff at the Israeli Embassy in London. In fact he is an Israeli agent and army officer who was plotting to create a scandal to destroy the career of junior foreign minister Alan Duncan. He was plotting with Maria Strizzolo, who until today worked for Robert Halfon MP, […]

The Department for Transport today announced that it is “deferring” Great Western main line electrification to Bristol, Oxford, Henley and Windsor. It aims to reach Cardiff in 2019, Swansea in 2024 and presumably Newbury in 2017, but the rest of the project is shelved. Rail minister Paul Maynard has given no dates for resuming the […]

George Carey was Archbishop of Canterbury 1991–2002 and is now a life peer. He supports the many apartheid checkpoints that Israel illegally operates in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as “sadly needed”. Ignoring the fact that Israel has oppressed Palestinians ever since it was founded in 1948, Carey claims he is saddened by the […]

On 2 August several square metres of brickwork fell off one side of a road bridge over the Midland Main Line at Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire. Tons of rubble landed on the railway and all trains were stopped. There are no trains between Leicester and Loughborough, and hence no trains from Sheffield, Derby or Nottingham to St Pancras. On 2 […]

On 26 April Israel’s new Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, spoke at the Oxford Union. Three days later I sent a 300-word letter to The Oxford Times about his speech, and a street protest against him that was held outside the building. Any newspaper has the right to edit letters. In addition The Oxford Times sets a limit of […]

On 27 February about 60,000 of us took part in a CND march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square to oppose the UK replacing Trident with a new nuclear missile system. We were led by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Green MP and former leader Caroline Lucas and CND veteran Bruce […]

A Department for Transport civil servant has made a provocative and untruthful attack on train drivers. Peter Wilkinson is the DfT’s Director of Rail Franchising. His curriculum vitae presents him as a railway manager whose career has passed to and fro via a revolving door between railway companies and the DfT. On 18 February at […]