Saturday, 5 November 2016

Reaction Reviews: Kind Of Blue by Ken Clarke

Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir. Ken Clarke, Macmillan, 2016 This is a strange book. On the one hand, it is..

By Bruce Anderson

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The world is falling apart

It now seems bizarre, yet twenty five years ago, there was a lot of talk of a ‘new world order’..

By Bruce Anderson

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Three Brexiteer wheeze unravels. Is May up to it?

Ten days after a successful Tory party conference, an unexpected question has thrust itself on to the agenda. In Birmingham,..

By Bruce Anderson

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Policies, Personalities and Parliament: why May's government is faltering

Volatility is not just a matter of algorithms getting above themselves. It is endemic in global politics. In the UK,..

By Bruce Anderson

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Theresa May and Ruth Davidson are the Tory future now

The final day of the Tory Conference was a tale of three ladies. Amber Rudd is highly intelligent. Only around..

By Bruce Anderson

Friday, 30 September 2016

Be serious: Corbyn is a doomed dud

In the Scotland of yesteryear, the Hallowe’en festivities always involved turnip bogles. A large turnip would be excavated, and equipped..

By Bruce Anderson

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

At least Corbyn has clear beliefs, unlike his moderate Labour critics

“How dare he?” That is an easy summary of most Labour MPs’ response to Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election. Believing that he..

By Bruce Anderson

Friday, 23 September 2016

J'aime Ed Llewellyn, Britain's new man in Paris

This week, the new Government took a step which required some courage. Edward Llewellyn, David Cameron’s chief of staff in..

By Bruce Anderson

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

How the Tories can unravel the grammar school Gordian Knot

‘The great goods cannot always live together.’ That was Isaiah Berlin’s dictum. The current debate about grammar schools reminds us..

By Bruce Anderson