British journalist Alan Watkins is a columnist who writes on politics and rugby. He is also the author of A Short Walk Down Fleet Street. Rugby football, as a catch-all term, may refer to two related but separate team sports: rugby league and rugby union. ...
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At the age of one, Paul AlanWatkins moved to Sidon, Lebanon, where his father worked on a pipeline.
Watkins was one of six children (3 sisters & 2 brothers), he enjoyed going to church, was a talented musician, and was considered "gifted" by his High School teachers.
Watkins became a key witness in the Tate-Labianca murder trial, providing prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi with the blueprints of the Helter Skelter motive, including Charlie's connections between the Bible and the Beatles.
In the old days, the Young Fogey, the character invented by AlanWatkins on these pages in 1984, would have been in the vanguard of the protesters, shrieking and whinnying away about the desecration of his haunts.
The two archetypes of the Young Fogey mentioned by Mr Watkins the journalist and novelist A.N. Wilson, and Dr John Casey, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge were only in their thirties at the time, and so are now in their fifties and in rude health.
AlanWatkins acknowledges that the phrase had first been used by Dornford Yates in 1928.
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