Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Flip-flopping Sturgeon will have to hold another referendum

With a flourish, Scotland’s First Minister has taken a referendum off the table in 2017. Her announcement ‎has gained attention..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 9 January 2017

How does Dom Cummings know pundits are wrong if he doesn't read them?

Strategist Dominic Cummings has written another of his blogposts and this one is said to be more than 19,000 words long...

By Iain Martin


Monday, 9 January 2017

Can the NHS be at breaking point if it is advertising jobs like this?

A reader gets in touch to point out that in the Guardian there is an advert for a part-time Assistant..

By Iain Martin


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Trump: Making Russia Great Again, in time for the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution

This year of anniversaries presents Vladimir Putin with a particular problem. In March (February on the old Russian calendar) it..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 6 January 2017

Will Ireland really turn its back on Britain to please Brussels?

If you do not read the economist David McWilliams, you should. Even if you do not agree with every word..

By Iain Martin


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Bravo: May's appointment of Barrow illustrates the rise of Whitehall's Russia hands

Sir Ivan who? A replacement for the author of history’s longest farewell to staff email – I’ve-resigned-thanks-it’s-been-great-my-round-at-the-pub-if-anyone-fancies-it-I’ve-put-500-euros-behind-the-bar – has been announced...

By Iain Martin


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Trump siding with Russia and Assange against America is extremely dangerous

Some of my favourite people keep telling me that we should all be less harshly critical of Donald Trump. The..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Civil service revolting. Will Sir Jeremy Heywood be next?

I have received interesting feedback about the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the EU. Or more specifically,..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Farewell Sir Ivan Rogers, unwitting hero of the Brexiteers

The UK’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned, the Financial Times reports. He had been expected to..

By Iain Martin