Britain and the price of old glory

Will post-Brexit Britain be at the centre of Europe or on the lunatic fringe? Continue reading Britain and the price of old glory

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Effrontery, sheer effrontery, and Michael Gove

In Shakespeare’s Richard III, the as yet uncrowned king manipulates his followers to put his name to the people as the legitimate candidate for the throne. Continue reading Effrontery, sheer effrontery, and Michael Gove

The wheels of British justice go round and round − and then fall off

We are used to pointing the finger at injustice in the global South, but occasionally we have to look closer to home. Continue reading The wheels of British justice go round and round − and then fall off

Farage prepares to turn a trick or two in his game of political poker

The prospect of the Conservative Party in bed with the UK Independence Party after the next general election raises the intriguing question of who will be shafting who. Or should that be whom, Mr Farage? Continue reading Farage prepares to turn a trick or two in his game of political poker