Friday, 11 January 2019

The Favourite - why it works

“Illness, death, renunciation of enjoyment, restrictions on his own will, shall not tough him; the laws of nature and of..

By Alastair Benn

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Oxbridge colleges for the poor plan is nuts

Oxford is the city of dreaming spires; Cambridge, of perspiring dreams. So goes the old joke – and in truth,..

By Alastair Benn

Friday, 4 January 2019

Brexit is about Empire? Don't be daft

Western politics is haunted by spectres of twentieth-century catastrophe. In America, the election of Donald Trump is often seen by..

By Alastair Benn

Friday, 21 December 2018

Reaction Weekend - arts, culture, reviews, ideas

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By Alastair Benn

Monday, 17 December 2018

The DUP is right to be worried that the backstop threatens the Union

The Northern Ireland backstop remains the sticking point for May’s Brexit deal – the potential hiving off of a constituent..

By Alastair Benn

Friday, 14 December 2018

Five things patronising second referendum crowd need to ditch

Cleanse ‘People’s Vote’ from the Remainer lexicon. Brian Cox, occasional panel member of the BBC’s Question Time programme and actor,..

By Alastair Benn

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Theresa May stays, for now

Theresa May stays, for now. At around 9pm, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, announced that 200 Tory..

By Alastair Benn

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Cancel Brexit crowd still have a mountain to climb

A legal opinion published this morning by Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona, Advocate-General to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), can be..

By Alastair Benn

Friday, 23 November 2018

Culture Digest - Gustav Klimt, Vita Sackville-West and Comedy Genius

Modern Couples – art, intimacy and the Avant-garde Exhibition illuminating the lives of famous creative couples of the early twentieth..

By Alastair Benn