PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Don't be so precious about your baby, Wills!

While one understands the future king's desire for privacy and his determination to have the normal family life he is denied as a royal, isn't this all going a bit far, asks AMANDA PLATELL.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Hypocrite Miliband's politics of the gutter 

The truth is that, for all his sanctimony, Red Ed and his spin doctors - who, never forget, sought to 'weaponise' the NHS - are veterans of gutter politics.

RACHEL JOHNSON: Curse of the gambling ads that sell one thing - misery 

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While watching the Manchester derby, Rachel Johnson's eye was glued to the names on the hoardings and the names of the companies advertising in the breaks.

BLACK DOG: Will Tiny Tina be Queen for a day?

Nottingham decorator's daughter Tina Stowell, who rose from cake-shop assistant to become Tory Lords Leader, may have to stand in for the Queen if the Election ends in a dead heat.

JAMES FORSYTH: Dave unveils his secret weapon... John Major 

John Major will make a speech this week warning of the grave risk to the Union if Britain ends up with a Labour Government propped up by the Scottish National Party, writes JAMES FORSYTH.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Flair and ideas - that's how to win elections 

COMMENT: Sometimes when the going is hard, politicians need to defy gravity. It is not enough just to list their achievements, or to point out the defects of their opponents.

PETER HITCHENS: Another wave of migrants is on its way (but don't you dare mention it)  

Funny how little we have heard from British liberals about a rather nasty outbreak of anti-immigrant violence this week, writes PETER HITCHENS.

Confident kids are great - but give me shy and spotty any day, writes LIZ JONES 

Speeches at my boyfriend's son's graduation talked of how, when they are in positions of power, they must be kind and responsible, but they are already there, writes LIZ JONES.

JAMES FORSYTH: Tory HQ tells rattled troops: Calm down, dears...we've still got the 'right to buy' 

The Tories have a week to wrest back the initiative in this Election campaign and ff they haven't done this by next Sunday, Tory discipline will begin to crack, writes JAMES FORSYTH.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: PLEASE don't play it so safe, Mr Cameron

The idea that David Cameron would play it safe, fight on his excellent economic record, and grind out a victory is starting to look like an error.

BLACK DOG: Ed can't join in happy families

Labour MP Keith Vaz used a manifesto meeting to lecture Ed Miliband (left) - who beat brother David (right) to become the party's leader - on nepotism and lack of diversity in the party.

PETER HITCHENS: Dave's EU deceit is staring us in the face - and we still miss it 

If you really want to conceal something, leave it lying about where everyone can see it. This is what Cameron has done with his supposed promise to hold a referendum on EU membership.

American Pie - the British connection: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN reveals true meaning behind Don McLean's famous anthem

For four decades, music fans and historians have argued over the messages hidden in Don McLean's (pictured) American Pie. Now, RICHARD LITTLEJOHN can reveal its true meaning.

BEL MOONEY: I'm scared my wife will leave our sexless marriage 

This week, BEL MOONEY advises a man who is worried that his inability to perform in the bedroom will lead to his wife leaving him - six years after he was assaulted on his way home.

PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Ed's past proves he CAN'T be trusted

Why does it matter what Ed got up to in his past life or in his family dealings? The answer is: it matters a very great deal, for it gives a rare unvarnished look at his true character, writes AMANDA PLATELL.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Red Ed and the stark choice facing Britain 

The campaign has been dominated by contrived photo-opportunities in the leaders' kitchens and soundbite-filled speeches delivered to tame audiences of party activists.

BEL MOONEY: My only daughter's selling my home from under me 

This week, BEL MOONEY advises a woman whose daughter want to sell the house they share and live on her own - a year after her husband died suddenly next to her in the night.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Inject Tory passion or the SNP will take over 

Strip away the bright lights, the broadcasters' histrionics and the glitzy game show podiums and what did Britain actually learn from Thursday night's TV election debate?

PETER HITCHENS: We smugly boast of Magna Carta... while all it stands for is being trampled

This country is now in the grip of a permanent inquisition into the past. It can never really end, or find out the truth, because there is no objective test of it, writes PETER HITCHENS.

LIZ JONES: My fashion show diet - I gave them up and put on weight! 

In an ideal world, all young women would have the cast iron, self- promoting confidence of Caitlin Moran, but the truth is, many of us are riddled with self-doubt, writes LIZ JONES.

PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Elton's not alone in neglecting his old mum 

Now Elton John is a multi-millionaire, surely he's big enough to put the row behind him for the sake of the mother who nurtured that colossal talent. And doesn't he also have a duty to do so?

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: End this witch-hunt on Britain's free Press 

Since 2011, Britain's Press has been subjected to a politically-motivated witch-hunt. A hundred journalists, and scores of their contacts, have been arrested or interviewed under caution.

As a fellow glutton, I totally understand why Clarkson flew into a rage when denied a steak supper by DOMINIC LAWSON

A small part of me - actually not such a small part - nevertheless understands why Clarkson went berserk. He was hangry...very hangry, writes DOMINIC LAWSON.

PETER MCKAY: Did we give Gerry Adams a get out of jail free card?

Lets put the news from America that Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams (pictured) might have been an IRA terrorist commander in the 'So what else is new?' file, writes PETER MCKAY.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Dangers of stifling an honest debate on race

A decade ago Trevor Phillips incensed the liberal establishment by telling them the great multiculturalism experiment had sent Britain 'sleepwalking into segregation'.

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Is BBC a public servant... or a secret empire?  

The BBC are not a secret private empire, nor can they be a law unto themselves. Even private business, in the modern world, has to submit itself to severe scrutiny from the outside.

RACHEL JOHNSON: Ed must take a tip from Three Kitchens Boris - or he's toast!

Ed may never live down this episode of inadvertent Marie Antoinette-ing in the Labour family. It's not because he's got two kitchens - It is because he did not stand by who he really was.

PETER HITCHENS: Politicians must stand up and be counted - even if only on TV

Actually it does matter that the two main party leaders are forced to face each other in televised debates, each of them alone and cut off from aides and scriptwriters, writes PETER HITCHENS.

JAMES FORSYTH: A vote-winning Budget? Tories will drink to that 

George Osborne knows there is no margin for error in his upcoming Budget speech, understanding just how important it is to the Conservatives' chances of being re-elected in May, writes JAMES FORSYTH.

JAN MOIR: A divorce payout 23 years on is madness 

Kathleen Wyatt, pictured, proves that no one is quite as mercenary, or has such a keen sense of entitlement, as an old hippy with the whiff of free money - not love - in her nostrils, writes JAN MOIR.

PLATELL'S PEOPLE:  Why Jeremy hit the skids when he lost his wife

He's an immensely talented TV presenter. Yet increasingly comes across as an irascible man in the throes of a mid-life crisis. I believe, it can be traced to when his marriage began to disintegrate in 2011.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Lessons we must learn from 13 years of war 

The reckless military adventures of second-rate Western politicians have created a generation of Muslim fanatics bent on revenge. Truly, the world is in a fragile state. So what lessons can Britain learn?

BEL MOONEY: I'm stuck in a job and house I hate because my husband is so selfish

This week, BEL MOONEY advises a woman who is struggling with an uncompromising husband and a woman who is tired of being the bad guy when it comes to her eldest grandson's education.

PETER HITCHENS: Reasonable, peaceful, sober. That's why they terrify me... 

Please permit me not to care about 'Jihadi John', whose participation in a series of gruesome videos has made him a useful frontman for his murderous accomplices, writes PETER HITCHENS.

LIZ JONES: Sorry Joanna, but I've got no intention of going gaga 

In an interview published yesterday, novelist Joanna Trollope revealed her greatest fear 'is becoming helpless and a burden'.This negative talk is terrifying us, writes LIZ JONES.

RACHEL JOHNSON: A woman's two worst enemies? Cupcakes... and a fear of failure

I wish more women realised that nobody cares that much, actually, what we look like or whether we fall flat on our faces. Women worry too much about looking right and getting it wrong.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: BBC boss has to be above suspicion 

New BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead arrives at Broadcasting House, London, England.
Rona Fairhead is the first woman to chair the trust, which is charge of
overseeing the BBC.


The BBC Trust is supposed to guide the Corporation towards the good aims set out in its Royal Charter - high-quality, impartial and scrupulous broadcasting.

PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Why should WE pay for gays to have unsafe sex?

Why doesn't Stephen Fry spread the save sex message though his four million Twitter followers. If you don't want to get HIV, use condoms. After all, they're already free on the NHS.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Jihadi John and the apologists for terror 

For 52 excruciating minutes on Thursday, the BBC broadcast a stream of propaganda from Asim Qureshi, pictured of the Muslim 'human rights group' Cage, blaming MI5 for Jihadi John.

PETER HITCHENS: The real mind-blowing terror threat in our midst is cannabis 

Did you know that the Copenhagen killer, Omar El-Hussein, had twice been arrested (and twice let off) for cannabis possession? Probably not, writes PETER HITCHENS.

RACHEL JOHNSON: It's her party - and the bride can ban who she wants to! 

I have been marvelling at the boldness of a pair of newlyweds who went to great lengths to make sure they didn't have an unwelcome pair of wedding crashers at their ceremony, says RACHEL JOHNSON

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: This abuse of power had to be defeated

Home Secretary Theresa May has rightly acted to stop police misusing their powers under the ill-drafted Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to probe the confidential dealings of journalists.

BLACK DOG: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned away from manoeuvres of Russian blonde at drinks party

BLACK DOG: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warns Vladimir Putin to keep his hands off the Baltic states, but his hands were close to a stunning Russian blonde.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Bullying Putin feeds on West's weakness 

Vladimir Putin is a bully and the bitter lessons of history show that the only way to deal with bullies is to stand up to them.

PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Left-wing bishops and why I may convert to Catholicism

Last Sunday I attended a baptism at my local church. It was a magical occasion - and heaven knows the Church of England needs all the new recruits it can get, says AMANDA PLATELL.

STEPHEN GLOVER: Those countless refugees fleeing Libya for Europe should shame our callow politicians who never learn from their mistakes 

The problem is that David Cameron and Nick Clegg unthinkingly bought into the Blair doctrine, which holds that democracy can be implanted via the barrel of a gun, writes STEPHEN GLOVER.

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Tory MP Michael Fabricant says final part of BBC2 doc Inside the Commons will be a 'ball buster'

Fabricant urges us to see the final part of Michael Cockerell's BBC2 documentary Inside the Commons, which focuses on the controversial departure of Clerk of the House Sir Robert Rogers.


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