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There is an extraordinary episode when, on coming into the job, he discovers that some of our largesse is funding municipal councils in north-west Syria.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Mohamed Fayed was highly successful in persuading millions to see him as the unjustly persecuted victim of British snobbery and racism.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Film of her injecting them before their agonised deaths would have compelled even her friends to recognise what Letby herself admitted in her notes: 'I did this.'
How much is a beautiful view worth? When it comes to buying a home, a lovely aspect can mean almost everything.
DOMINIC LAWSON: I can think of many reasons why Greenpeace - while it has a kind of PR genius at drawing attention to itself - should never have been given such high-level access to government.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Can you hear the wailing across the globe at Britain's lost leadership in the battle to prevent climate change? No, me neither.
DOMINIC LAWSON: We should view the high-level local collaboration with the Nazis during their occupation of the Channel Islands. However uncomfortable it is to confront.
DOMINIC LAWSON: across the European Union, parties described as 'far Right' and 'populist' are either in government or poised to become so.
Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto, and through his multi-volume Das Kapital, effectively invented the term capitalism - a word which ever since has had a pejorative tone.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Sir Keir Starmer, as is to be expected of a leader of the Opposition, never misses an opportunity to exaggerate the woes of the nation.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Nigel Farage is even angrier than usual. With good reason. The former leader of the Brexit Party revealed last week his bank would be closing his accounts.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Trevor Neilson's Climate Emergency Fund charity has ploughed millions of pounds into Just Stop Oil because it was set up to fund 'disruptive' climate campaigns.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Last week, he honoured us with a brief return visit, gave an interview which the newspaper concerned headlined, 'Brexit is to blame for inflation, claims Mark Carney'.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Putin is shocked by the bombing of the Nova Kakhovka dam. The Kremlin released a statement saying the blast was 'a barbaric action' which has 'led to a large-scale catastrophe'.
Daniel Finkelstein's mother Mirjam was a survivor of Belsen concentration camp, while his father, Ludwik, had, as a child, endured the horrors of the Soviet gulag.
DOMINIC LAWSON: The catalytic converter of Dominic Lawson's Lexus RX petrol hybrid was stolen and the thieves tore through the exhausts to remove it.
DOMINIC LAWSON: I received further and better particulars from a former Cabinet minister who said 'Rishi is a true fiscal Conservative, in the Thatcher mould.'
DOMINIC LAWSON: According to Keir Starmer, it is impossible for Rishi Sunak to understand the everyday problems of British families, and for one reason only: his great wealth.
DOMINIC LAWSON: All I wanted to do was to lift the spirits of the Ukrainian mother we are hosting, along with her son. It turned out to be a little more expensive than it should have been.
DOMINIC LAWSON: On Saturday, my father's final wish was honoured. His ashes, in a naval-approved casket, were 'committed to the deep'.
DOMINIC LAWSON: In his imperious manner and in his almost absolute power, Emmanuel Macron much more clearly displays the characteristics associated with the word 'king'.
DOMINIC LAWSON: As is now customary, the Government has floated in advance one of the 'goodies' in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's forthcoming Budget.
DOMINIC LAWSON: If we have learned one thing about the Prime Minister in recent weeks, it is that his smiles and courteous manner belie an underlying steeliness.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Some truths we find hard to accept. For example, a year after Putin sent the tanks in to seize full control of Ukraine, the war is still overwhelmingly supported by Russians.
DOMINIC LAWSON: The question lingers: what would have happened if the Americans had, much earlier, recognised the threat which Putin posed to peace in Europe?
DOMINIC LAWSON: Liz Truss has missed an excellent opportunity to remain silent. The woman who claimed to speak for Conservatives lost the confidence of the majority of Conservative voters.
DOMINIC LAWSON: You would not normally expect the president of one of the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council to threaten to wipe out a colleague, personally.
DOMINIC LAWSON: When you heard that Rishi Sunak had been caught not wearing a seatbelt, did you think this demonstrated that he'd failed to live up to his promises?
DOMINIC LAWSON: In 2016, I wrote here of my family's experience at our local hospital, when our younger daughter, Domenica, had fractured her leg.
Readers of this newspaper will know the name of Owen Matthews, a veteran Moscow correspondent, from pieces he has written about Russia and Ukraine.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Terror comes in many forms. But in peacetime, at least, there are few things more frightening than not being able to pay your debts.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and dutiful crony of Vladimir Putin, has been having some fun with predictions for the coming year.
DOMINIC LAWSON: The busting open of a cash-for-votes scam at the highest levels of the European Parliament is a triumph for the Belgian intelligence services
DOMINIC LAWSON: The Norwegian commentator, Bjorge Lillelien, in a voice cracking with emotion, yelled: 'We are the best in the world! We have beaten England!
DOMINIC LAWSON: Readers might even recall a column I wrote about my own experiences with Hermes over the Christmas period three years ago, detailing our own farcical experiences.
DOMINIC LAWSON: We English will watch the Welsh team and supporters thunder out 'Gwlad! Gwlad!' and know they are the winners, whatever the result of the match.
DOMINIC LAWSON: We are all, I'm sure, grateful to the tiny organisation known as Just Stop Oil for suspending their disruption of the M25.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Labour and the Liberals polled over two million more votes than the Conservatives in the 1979 election. PR would have blocked Margaret Thatcher from becoming PM.
DOMINIC LAWSON: You've heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times: the recent months of political chaos in the UK are the malign consequence of Brexit.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Rishi Sunak warned presciently that a policy of massive unfunded tax cuts would cause interest rates to spike upwards, to the great cost of mortgage holders.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Last week, Liz Truss showed she still didn't get it. At Prime Minister's Questions, to general astonishment, she committed 'absolutely' not to cut public spending.
Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov's work has been translated into 37 languages. He has now produced his Diary Of An Invasion, about Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Rees-Mogg had signed off on a £15m public information campaign to inform how to save energy as we head into winter. But Truss blocked the scheme, 'because we are not a nanny state government'.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Another word, also with great resonance in Russian history, now hangs over the Kremlin's flailing military campaign. And that word is: Mutiny.
DOMINIC LAWSON: A friend who knows both Truss and King Charles quite well explained to me just how diametrically opposed the two are in their world view.
DOMINIC LAWSON: What more could the next administration want than a policy which could reduce the nation's fuel bills, while simultaneously lifting our spirits?
DOMINIC LAWSON: Perhaps I was more affected by it than some, because our younger daughter, now 27, has Down's syndrome.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Apparently, it's simple to solve the problem of high energy prices. The Government should just declare that they won't go up.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Prepare for nuclear Armageddon. That is, if you believe what the likes of Greenpeace are saying about the fighting around Ukraine's nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhia.
DOMINIC LAWSON: If they were right that he was 'brain-stem dead', then what possible further harm to the boy could have been done by moving him to a hospice?
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