Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Will Scots vote for independence and unilateral nuclear disarmament in the age of Putin and Trump?

A sensible speech by Theresa May has been followed inevitability by a lot of strutting around by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Trump, Putin and why Europe and the UK need each other

Well, there you go. The Prime Minister has laid out her 12 objectives or conditions for a Brexit deal and..

By Iain Martin


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Five days in the death of the Labour party, and why its demise is dangerous

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Well, there you go. EU wants deal for easy access to the City

Honestly, I should be watching Bowie at the Beeb which is on BBC Four as I write. But I glanced at..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 13 January 2017

Tristram Hunt departure and by-election sets it up for UKIP

Wow. The resignation of Tristram Hunt as an MP (he’s quitting to become the director of the V&A museum) is..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 13 January 2017

Nicola Sturgeon exclusive: first draft of her new Daily Record column

It has been revealed that Scotland’s First Minister is to pen (*) a new column for the Scottish tabloid newspaper..

By Iain Martin


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Contrast Donald Trump with Harry Truman

The pain involved in watching a Donald Trump performance, such as the vulgar charade of a press conference held in New..

By Iain Martin


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Carney right. Brexit bigger risk to EU than the UK

The Governor of the Bank of England has caused some bafflement with his comment yesterday that Brexit is a bigger..

By Iain Martin


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Trump outruns US media in history's maddest ever press conference

All journalists have had to sit through some mad or bad press conferences. My personal favourites were the ones when..

By Iain Martin