Politics

PC Marches On

Some of you oldies will never believe this, but London is no longer the place of The Blue ...

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and the Politics of Conspiracy

We live in an era where fake news is real, and real news is fake. A recent furor in the U....

Politics

England’s Assisted Suicide

A hundred years ago, the sun never set on the British Empire. These days, England’s rule...

Cultural Caviar

The Normalisation of Crime

A few years ago, someone opened fire on me in St. John’s Wood. If you’re surprised, sp...

Politics

Theresa May

Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside

The ripples from Harvey Weinstein’s considerable bulk are now lapping at the Palace of W...

Commerce

Westminster, U.K.

The Shipbuilder’s Words

In the first chapter of Shadows of Empire, a novel I wrote twenty years ago, an old shipbu...

Politics

Political Lightweights

People often complain about the professionalism of politics today, but the truth is, at th...

Politics

Our Slippery Prime Minister

"€œThe lady's not for turning,"€ famously declared Margaret Thatcher, and to her cred...

Politics

From Brexit to Breakdown

The United Kingdom isn"€™t as old as most people seem to think it is. In its present for...

Cultural Caviar

A Radical Thought

History doesn"€™t repeat itself. Nevertheless, comparisons between the present and the p...

Politics

Blair Is Back

Tony Blair sought to return to frontline politics last week with a speech to the Open Brit...

Politics

A Vote to Remain

The polls this morning (June 14) indicate that Brexit will win, and the United Kingdom wil...

Politics

7 Stupidest Things Said by British MPs During the Trump Debate

Monday saw arguably the most asinine debate by British parliamentarians that has ever been...

Politics

Reflections on the English Identity

I was standing in Stamford, Lincolnshire on Saturday, admiring as always the architecture ...