Times columnist, Conservative member of the House of Lords and father of three.
Things I have discovered today. That the man who personally came to my father’s home and evicted him prior to my family’s arrest, became a Marshall of the Soviet Union and his ashes are still buried in the wall of the Kremlin.
This week I will be tweeting about my mother’s release from Belsen, 75 years ago.
Just to be clear what it meant to my family. The confiscation of their property, years in hard labour camp for my grandfather, exile to the edges of Siberia for my Dad (aged 10) and my grandmother. Never going home again. All this happened because of October 1917.
I’m in an unaccustomed position with Katie Hopkins. My normal attitude is sympathy to almost anyone in trouble. But she’s different. She hypothesised she could make a fortune by saying awful things, becoming a horrible racist. It’s important for public discourse that she failed.
This is my youngest son, Isaac. It is his Barmitzvah tomorrow and there was to have been a party afterwards. But now the party has had to be postponed. But he will still be reading from the Torah, albeit online from home. I know how much he’d love to see your likes and messages.