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'Irish emancipation was a lonely campaign for Daniel O’Connell'

Why are we honouring Gandhi but snubbing the Irish leader who helped to inspire him?

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed yesterday by rebel forces. Abd Rabbo Ammar/ABACA/Press Association Images

A lynch-mob is a frightful thing. But just as William Hague was right to say that we don’t approve of extra-judicial killings, is a judicial killing in cold blood any better?

Widdecombe: 'Hedgehogs are better represented in Parliament than Christians' (PA photo)

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

There is no reason why the Holy See should reject Ann Widdecombe as Britain's next ambassador (Photo: PA)

But she might not be the only name on the table