An empire of fear

In the minds of Juncker et al, fear of what will happen to the UK as it leaves the EU will keep the local systems in line. Oops, did I just say that? Freudian slip there. Local nations.


A tale of two parties: the rise of Corbyn and the fall of Labour

Labour is currently an irrelevance in British politics. Theresa May has parked her progressive tanks on the lawns previously occupied by Blair and Brown, and Labour looks likely to respond by riding off into a left-wing sunset for the foreseeable future.

Moving on from memes and mutual prejudice

Whatever your views were, a choice has been made and we will carry on. Continue to speak out against social injustice and hatred, but it’s time to move on from the memes and mutual prejudices.

If the question were about joining the EU, what would you do?

Imagine a scenario… It’s 2020, Britain is not part of the EU (and never was), but is trading quite happily with the union as an independent state. Along with the Canadians, it has agreed a series of pretty good tariff arrangements, and is healthy, wealthy and prosperous. A deregulated services sector is powering the economy,…

Queensberry rules

The gloves are off… Queensberry rules be damned – this is no time for playing fair any more! The government is pulling out all the stops now, fair or unfair, to persuade all of the potential swing voters to vote to remain.

EU referendum & security: rewriting history

Closer and closer EU integration – which is where this EU project will end up – is no guarantor of peace any more than its absence is a guarantor of lessened security. Let’s give lie to this anachronism and leave it in the museum where it belongs.

Morality and money: a taxing issue

David Cameron has again appeared in the press this week with the release of the Panama Papers and the news that he and his wife benefitted from some holdings in the offshore trust, Blairmore Holdings, set up by his late father. Internet goes into meltdown. It’s somehow been construed that he’s been doing something wrong….