I’M not a betting woman - apart from an annual doomed-to-failure flutter on the Grand National - but I’m sorely tempted to bung a tenner on Jacob Rees-Mogg becoming the next leader of the Conservative Party.
AS the civilised world watches with dismay as Venezuela descends into a dystopian nightmare of despotism, corruption and poverty, one usually very vocal supporter of the South American nation's regime seems to have developed a touch of laryngitis.
THE life and - last week - death of Charlie Gard has been a tragic saga of human suffering. It has also been a most unedifying example of how social media-driven campaigns so often degenerate into divisive, emotive virtue-signalling of the very worst kind.
UNIVERSITIES are dishing out first class degrees apparently like sweets these days. With graduation season in full swing, we learned last week that the number of first class degrees awarded by universities has risen 60 per cent since the tripling of tuition fees - and it doesn't take an Albert Einstein (or even a Brian Epstein) to work out a direct correlation between the two.