PUBLISHED CORRESPONDENCE BY MARK TAHA: 2001-2010


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London Metro, January 5, 2001, page 15,


New Statesman, January 22, 2001
A screengrab from the magazine’s website.


The Canada Post, April 2001, page 8


Letter Mark Taha to Ted Goodman re Steve Pound, April 3, 2001
I found the above while scanning the CAC archive. This is one of Taha’s favourite anecdotes!


The Independent, April 4, 2001


Guardian, April 24, 2001



Ealing Gazette, July 6, 2001



Daily Mail, August 7, 2001


Sunday Times, September 2, 2001, Section 2, page 10



Daily Telegraph, October 9, 2001, page 27


The Independent, October 31, 2001
(A question for Larry Hagman from Mark Taylor, answered apparently by the man himself).


Guardian (Education), November 13, 2001, page 8


Guardian (Education), December 11, 2001
In the above screengrab from the NewsUK database, the search terms have been highlighted.

Bowler Dessert, Winter2001/02, Number 59
I have included the front cover of the above and full pages; this is the fanzine of the Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society.



Guardian (Education) supplement, January 8, 2002, page 8


South Africa Times, April 2002
This paper is also known as SA Times; it is a freesheet published in London.



TNT, April 15, 2002, page 5


TNT, April 22, 2002, page 4
A reply to the letter Mark had published in this magazine April 15, (see above).


Daily Mirror, April 30, 2002, page 33


Guardian (Society supplement), March 6, 2002, page 7



Boxing News, May 17, 2002, page 21.


The Times Magazine, July 13, 2002


South Africa Times, October 9, 2002, page 6


Daily Mirror Magazine, October 12, 2002

Friends of the Chalet School, November 2002: 4 pages including the front cover.


Times Educational Supplement, February 15, 2003, page 6
The above looks like a grab from the paper’s website, but it been on my hard disk for some time before it was published so I can’t be quite sure.


Daily Mail, March 21, 2003
The above is a reply to Taha.


The Spooktator, ISSUE NUMBER 30 APRIL 2003, page 14
The above is a quaintly named Laurel & Hardy fanzine.


Guardian (Review section), May 17, 2003, page 8



The Independent, June 26, 2003, page 2; (I think this was from a section of the paper)


TNT, circa July 2003
The above is a response to a letter from Mark.


Daily Mail, August 14, 2003, page 63


Sun, August 18, 2003
The above includes contributions by other correspondents. The quality of the scan is Taha’s fault, not mine.


West End Extra, August 22, 2003, page 6


TNT, August 26, 2003, page 4
The above is another response to a letter from Mark.


Guardian (Review section), August 30, 2003


Daily Mail, September 25, 2003


Sunday Times, September 28, 2003


(London) Metro, September 30, 2003


Daily Express, October 6, 2003, page 29


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The Spectator, October 25, 2003


Daily Mail, November 3, 2003, page 55


The Times, November 3, 2003, page 29
(A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive)


The Times, November 4, 2003, page 32
(A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive)


The Times, November 18, 2003, page 20
(A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive; Taha’s name has been highlighted as a search term)


Times, November 25, 2003, page 20

(A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive; Taha’s name has been highlighted as a search term; this is not from Taha but is a response to his letter immediately above).


TOUGH TALKING FROM THE RIGHT, ISSUE NO. 43: December 2003, page 8



Daily Mail, December 17, 2003, page 42


Daily Mirror, January 10, 2004, page 33


London Metro, January 27, 2004, page 13


The Sun, February 18, 2004


West End Extra, February 20, 2004, page 6


Radio Times, March 20, 2004, page 7


The Sun, April 5, 2004, page 13
(The above is a screengrab from the NewsUK website; see also the letter immediately below).


The Sun, April 5, 2004, page 13
(The above is a screengrab from the NewsUK website; see also the letter immediately above).


Daily Mail, April 7, 2004, page 69


Daily Mail, April 14, 2004, page 65
(The above is a response to the Taha missive of April 7).


The Independent, April 15, 2004


Daily Mail, April 15, 2004, page 71
(The above is a second response to the Taha missive of April 7).


West End Extra, 23 April 2004, page 6


Guardian (Education supplement), April 27, 2004
The above is a screengrab from the NewsUK website).









The above scans are from Friends Of The Chalet School, May 2004, front cover, pages 9, 21, 23, 30-32, & 34. They are part of what is known as the Chalet Confab.


The Sun, May 4, 2004
(A screenshot from the paper’s website).


New Zealand News UK, May 12, 2004, page 2



Daily Mail, May 13, 2004, page 89



Guardian (Society), June 2, 2004


Sunday Times, July 18, 2004, page 2.26

Friends Of The Chalet School, August 2004

The above PDF file contains pages 9, 11, 13, 15-7, 19, 20, 22-3, 26-30 & 34 from Number 65. In view of the layout of this publication and the effort that would be involved in piecing his efforts together in JPG format I decided to scan the whole pages and put them in one file.


Daily Mail, August 17, 2004, page 49


West End Extra, August 20, 2004, page 6


The Times, August 20, 2004, page 57


SA Times, September 8, 2004
The title of the above publication varies.


Daily Mail, September 10, 2004, page 58



The Times Magazine, September 11, 2004


SA Times, September 15, 2004
The above is a response to a letter by Taha published in the issue for the previous week.


West End Extra, September 17, 2004, page 5



Daily Mail, September 21, 2004, page 59


New Zealand News UK, September 29, 2004
(Except that Voltaire never said any such thing. Pillock).


Guardian, October 12, 2004


Evening Standard, October 26, 2004, page 24


Times, October 28, 2004
(A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive)


SA Times, October 27, 2004, page 5


Boxing News, October 29, 2004, page 18

(Taha is another of these idiots who subscribes to this mystery nonsense; Ali wasn’t regarded as a puncher - so what? If he’d changed places with Liston he’d have found out how much of a mystery this was. Pillock!)



Guardian, November 10, 2004


Guardian, November 16, 2004
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


SA Times, December 1, 2004, page 6


Daily Mail, December 4, 2004, page 97


Daily Telegraph, December 7, 2004


The Times (Debate), December 24, 2004


Guardian, January 15, 2005
The above is from an on-line database.


Boxing News, January 21, 2005, page 16


New Statesman, January 24, 2005


The above is a screengrab from the magazine’s website; it appeared under Teachers, leave the kids alone, which was correspondence relating to home education.


Boxing News, January 28, 2005, page 19


Boxing News, January 28, 2005, page 19
A response to a different Taha missive (from a nutter) on the same page as the above.

Friends Of The Chalet School
The above contains correspondence from 9 pages of the February 2005 issue, Number 67, in particular pages 11-2, 14, 22-3, 25, 27, 30 & 31.


The Times, February 10, 2005
This is from the Debate section.


Evening Standard, February 10, 2005, page 26
This appeared in the Letters column under the heading The fight for safer streets.



Boxing News, February 11, 2005, page 17


The Independent, February 17, 2005


Crossfire, Volume XX1 No. 76 April 2005, page 30


The Times, April 23, 2005, page 22
A screengrab from an on-line version)


The Sun, July 14, 2005, page 43


TNT, December 19, 2005, (apparently page 4)


Letter to Mr “Taken” from Ellen Brown of ITV. The above was found in the CAC files which I am currently scanning (April 2014).


Guardian, February 21, 2006


Independent, February 22, 2006


Mature Times, March 2006, page 4


Mirror, March 14, 2006


South African Times, April 12-8, 2006, page 6


Times, May 20, 2006, page 19
A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive; Taha’s name has been highlighted as a search term)


Daily Telegraph, May 21, 2006
A screengrab from the on-line version, the paper’s website.


West End Extra, May 26, 2006, page 6



(London) Metro, July 3, 2006, page 18


Boxing News, August, 2006, page 34
The above is a reply to a letter from Mark.


West End Extra, September 8, 2006, page 6


West End Extra, September 15, 2006


Evening Standard, Friday, October 13, 2006
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsBank).


The Sun, Thursday, October 19, 2006
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsBank).


Daily Mail, London, Friday, October 27, 2006
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsBank).


The Sunday Telegraph, London, October 29, 2006
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


Times, November 25, 2006, page 22
A screengrab of a scan of the original from the Times Digital Archive; Taha’s name has been highlighted as a search term)


The Freethinker, December 2006, pages 14-5


Times Educational Supplement, December 8, 2006



Independent, February 8, 2007


West End Extra, April 27, 2007
A screengrab from the paper’s website.


Daily Mirror, May 7, 2007, page 40


New Statesman, May 17, 2007
A screengrab from the magazine’s website.


The Spectator, May 30, 2007
A screengrab from the magazine’s website.


Daily Telegraph, June 19, 2007


West End Extra, July 27, 2007
A screengrab from the paper’s website.


Boxing News, August 3, 2007, page 34


Daily Mirror, October 4, 2007, page 45


Guardian (Weekend), December 1, 2007


TNT, December 10, 2007, page 36


Independent, January 7, 2008


Daily Telegraph, January 26, 2008
The above includes a response to a Taha missive.


Boxing News, February 22, 2008, page 35
A correspondent replies to a query from the great man, because he has not yet learned how to use Google.


Best, March 18, 2008, page 45


Times Educational Supplement, March 21, 2008
The above is the best copy possible; blame Taha, not me!


Daily Mirror, April 4, 2008, page 47


The Sun, April 29, 2008


Evening Standard, June 2, 2008, page 45


Boxing News, June 6, 2008, page 34



TNT, 23-29 JUNE 2008/ISSUE 1295


Daily Mail, June 24, 2008


The Independent, July 10, 2008


Sunday Telegraph, July 13, 2008


New Statesman, July 14, 2008


The Sun, July 19, 2008



The Times, July 22, 2008, page 22
(The above was one of two letters that appeared under the heading Stop demonising today’s children).

Friends of the Chalet School, Number 81, August 2008: 4 pages including the front cover.


The Times, August 12, 2008


Times Educational Supplement, August 15, 2008


Boxing News, August 15, 2008, page 33


TNT Magazine, circa August 17, 2008


TNT Magazine, circa September 1, 2008


Daily Mirror, September 5, 2008
The above is a screengrab of the NewsUK version; immediately below is the hard copy.


Daily Mirror, September 5, 2008


The Times, September 6, 2008


TNT Magazine, September 8, 2008
The above seems to be the correct date in spite of what appears at the top of the page.


Sunday Telegraph, September 21, 2008


New Statesman, October 20, 2008



The Sun, October 21, 2008


West End Extra, October 31, 2008
A screengrab from the paper’s website.



The Independent, December 23, 2008, page 27


Times Educational Supplement, January 23, 2009


(London) Metro, January 27, 2009


Times Educational Supplement, January 30, 2009


Daily Telegraph, February 5, 2009


The Morning Star, February 6, 2009


The Spectator, February 21, 2009, page 24


The Sun, March 4, 2009


Times Educational Supplement, March 13, 2009


Boxing News, April 3, 2009, page 35


TNT Magazine, circa April 5, 2009


Camden New Journal, April 9, 2009, page 15


Times Educational Supplement, May 15, 2009
A screengrab from the on-line version.


The Independent, May 28, 2009


West End Extra, June 12, 2009
A screengrab from the paper’s website.


Evening Standard, June 15, 2009


Boxing News, June 19, 2009, page 35



Daily Telegraph, Friday, June 19, 2009, page S15


Evening Standard, July 13, 2009


Times Educational Supplement, July 17, 2009
A screengrab from the on-line version.


West End Extra, July 24, 2009, page 6


Sun, July 28, 2009, page 37


London Metro, July 29, 2009, page 30


Independent, July 30, 2009


The Friars’ Chronicles, Summer 2009, Volume 27, Number 118

Much of this issue was devoted to Una Hamilton Wright (1923-2009). Mark contributed two short sentences at the top of the second of three pages of e-mail tributes, the first two of which are included here.


Evening Standard, Friday, August 7, 2009


West End Extra, August 7, 2009
A screengrab from the paper’s website.


West End Extra, 7 August 2009, page 6



Independent, August 12, 2009


Camden New Journal, August 13, 2009
A screengrab from the paper’s website.


New Statesman, August 20, 2009
(Mark never got round to cashing his prize for the above).

Folly, Autumn 2009
The above consists of the front cover and page 35. Don’t ask!


Independent, September 3, 2009


Boxing News, September 18, 2009, page 35


TNT, Friday, September 18, 2009
Although this is a screengrab from the magazine’s website, Taha informs me that this is the text as it appeared in the actual magazine.


(London) Metro, September 21, 2009, page 42


TNT, September 21, 2009, page 4 - probably!


The Sun, November 10, 2009, page 42


(London) Metro, November 11, 2009



Boxing News, November 13, 2009, page 51

 


New Statesman, November 16, 2009



The Independent, November 23, 2009


The Sun, November 26, 2009, page 67


Boxing News, December 11, 2009, page 13


News Of The World, December 13, 2009


London Metro, Friday, December 18, 2009, page 58


TNT, Friday, December 21-27, 2009, issue 1373
Commuter Carol indeed. Pillock.


The Sun, Thursday, December 24, 2009, page 49

Letter Alan Harvey of the Springbok Club to the great one, December 30, 2009


Daily Telegraph, December 31, 2009
A screengrab from the on-line version.


Daily Telegraph, January 1, 2010


Daily Mail, January 4, 2010, page 58


Socialist Review, March 2010, page 9


(London) Metro, March 10, 2010



Independent, March 12, 2010, page 42


(London) Metro, March 12, 2010, page 54

The above is not a Taha letter but a reply to the Taha letter of March 10 (above); my apologies for the crinkled scan, but it really is appropriate because like Taha himself this silly feminist bitch Kate Smurthwaite is more than a little bit crinkled. The other letter, from Alison Dear, is equally off-beam. Women don’t have to work in these demeaning clubs anymore than they have to sell their bodies. For the record though, Yours Truly is in favor of licensing them. I don’t think they should be allowed in residential areas which may lead to problems for housewives and young girls.


BOWLER DESSERT, Spring 2010, Number 72, page 13
The above appears to have been published around March 14, and is the best copy possible.


The Daily Express, March 17, 2010, page 38


Independent, March 22, 2010
This is a reply to Taha’s letter of March 12, rather than one by the man himself.


TNT, March 22-28, 2010, Issue 1386, page 4


The Friars’ Chronicles, Spring 2010


Canada Post, April 2010, page 10


West End Extra, April 2, 2010


The Spectator, April 3, 2010, page 25


Boxing News, 16 APRIL 2010, page 8
[Apologies for the poor quality of the scan].



The Independent, May 8, 2010, page 52


TNT, 24-30 May, 2010


Evening Standard, May 24, 2010


Times Educational Supplement, June 4, 2010


TNT, 1397 JUNE 7-13, 2010
This is a reply to Taha’s letter in the May 17-23 issue.


NEW STATESMAN 14 JUNE 2010 page 6


Daily Mirror, June 16, 2010, page 51


The Sun, June 21, 2010, page 39


Boxing News, June 25, 2010, page 8


West End Extra, July 2, 2010
This is a screengrab from the paper’s website.


New Statesman, July 5, 2010


The Sun, July 5, 2010, page 45


TNT Magazine, July 5-11, 2010, page 4


TNT, July 5, 2010
Although this is a screengrab from the magazine’s website, Taha informs me that this is the text as it appeared in the actual magazine. (See also the scan below for July 12-9).


West End Extra, July 9, 2010
The above is a screengrab from the paper’s website. Immediately below is the hard copy, which appeared on page 6.


West End Extra, July 9, 2010, page 6


TNT, July 12-9, 2010
This is a response to a letter from Taha by a bloke called Mark. Taha assures me the date given here is correct, the date given at the top of the article is apparently from the previous issue. (See also the screengrab for July 5, above).


West End Extra, July 16, 2010

This is a screengrab from the paper’s website.


Daily Telegraph, July 28, 2010
A screengrab from the on-line version.


Times Educational Supplement, July 30, 2010


Boxing News, August 5, 2010, page 9



Evening Standard, August 12, 2010


TNT, August 16-22, 2010
Initially, the above was posted incomplete. Click here for the original.


Guardian (Education) supplement, August 17, 2010


Daily Telegraph, August 19, 2010


South London Press, August 27, 2010, page 20
My apologies for the half-photograph accompaniment of the above.


Worcester Sauce, September 2010, page 11
Don’t ask! I’ve known this pillock for nearly twenty years now, and he still never ceases to amaze me.


Camden New Journal, September 2, 2010

The above letter was actually credited to MARK TAHA Venner Road, SE26 - this time the error (with the scanner) is mine!


West End Extra, September 3, 2010
(This is a screengrab from the paper’s website).


London Metro, Friday, September 24, 2010, page 57.
(This is not a scan but a screengrab of the on-line PDF e-edition).


London Metro, September 29, 2010, page 46


Sunday Telegraph, October 3, 2010


Daily Mail, (London), October 4, 2010, page 52
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


West End Extra, October 8, 2010


Evening Standard, October 13, 2010


Boxing News, October 14, 2010, page 14


West End Extra, October 22, 2010

This is a screengrab from the paper’s website. See also the original below.


West End Extra, October 22, 2010, page 6


I Could Go On..., page 21, October 25, 2010
The above is from a book of unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph.


Daily Mail, (London), October 25, 2010, page 52
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


The Canada Post, November 2010, page 10


West End Extra, November 5, 2010

This is a screengrab from the paper’s website. Below is the actual scan.


West End Extra, 5 November 2010


News Of The World, November 7, 2010

The above is the cyberversion.


The Sun, November 9, 2010, page 51
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK) See immediately below for the actual scan.


Sun, November 9, 2010, page 51


(London) Metro, November 9, 2010, page 52



The Times, November 15, 2010



TNT, November 15-21 2010, Issue 1420


(London) Metro, November 19, 2010, page 58


Sunday Telegraph, November 21, 2010, page 29
A screengrab from the on-line version.


(London) Metro, November 22, 2010, page 50

A response to Taha’s letter of November 19 - above.


Canada Post, December 2010, page 8


West End Extra, December 10, 2010
This is a screengrab from the paper’s website.


Sunday Telegraph, December 12, 2010, page 29
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK); the hard copy is immediately below.



Sunday Telegraph, December 12, 2010, page 29


Evening Standard, December 23, 2010, page 41
The above is a screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).
In the original, this was the second of two letters published under the heading Nothing new about bullying.


Evening Standard, December 23, 2010, page 41
The above is a screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).


The Sun, December 27, 2010, page 61
A screengrab from the on-line version (NewsUK).

This appeared on page 67 of the Scottish edition, or “Scot Region” as NewsUK put it.


Bowler Dessert, WINTER 2010/2011 NUMBER 73, page 12
The above was probably published a bit earlier than the end of December, or maybe quite a bit before.


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