Beware – we don’t want this happening here

Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, who joined the Scots guards this year, has been given permission to wear a turban outside Buckingham Palace, breaking hundreds of years of tradition. The decision by Army bosses has proved controversial with Bhullar’s fellow soldiers. Bhullar has endured taunts about his turban and his refusal to cut his hair … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU (Sunday Round Up)

I cannot believe our Julia Gillard is pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council. Spending millions of dollars for a seat on a council that has no chance of enhancing security in the world. Look at the competition…it’s between us and Luxembourg, Finland…say no more! We are sending more troops to Afghanistan or … [Read the full story]

Is the Duchess of Cambridge pregnant?

Speculation is mounting that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant after she refused to eat peanut paste on her recent trip to Denmark. The rumour mill went into overdrive on a string of U.S. websites when Kate, looking radiant in red, politely refused to sample the nut-based product during a visit to a UNICEF distribution … [Read the full story]

It was the sixth biggest event in the history of the internet

There’s only one story around at the moment…and that’s the Royal Wedding.   And with such a massive focus on the ceremony between Prince William and Kate Middleton it was hardly surprising that millions turned to the internet to check out the latest details. Global news traffic peaked at around 1.30pm British time yesterdayAkamai, at 5.3million … [Read the full story]

The Royal Wedding should be located to an area less built up

I have enormous respect for the UK security forces. They have had a great deal of experience dealing with terrorism. But the venue for the royal wedding is a dangerous risk. A few years  ago a hand operated rocket launcher was fired at the UK intelligence building on the Southbank. We can learn from this operation. The … [Read the full story]

Did Marlene Dietrich plot to kill Hitler?

As the long black limousine pulled up unannounced outside the gates of Buckingham Palace, the guardsmen were surprised to see one of the most famous and beautiful women of the day reclining elegantly in the back seat. Marlene Dietrich, then the world’s highest-paid film star, was the epitome of husky-voiced sexual allure. At the height … [Read the full story]

Royal movie is tacky, but may end up being a classic

There are already hundreds of tacky Royal wedding memorabilia on sale, but a made-for-TV film telling the story of William and Kate’s romance could trump the lot in the bad-taste stakes. The critics say it’s so bad, it’s good, and it could even have the royal couple themselves reaching for the popcorn for a viewing. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1940

On this day, German aircraft blanket incendiary bombs over London, setting both banks of the Thames ablaze and killing almost 3,600 British civilians. The German targeting of the English capital had begun back in August, payback for British attacks on Berlin. In September, a horrendous firestorm broke out in London’s poorest districts as German aircraft … [Read the full story]