Tuesday, 13 November 2018

It's a deal! Let the games begin

The interminable essay crisis-style machinations between the EU and the UK of the past couple of days have given way..

By Alastair Benn


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Macron is no liberal - he is a French cultural imperialist

President Macron’s Armistice Day speech was predictably fêted by liberal commentators in the UK and the US. Jeremy Cliffe of..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 9 November 2018

Culture Digest - Widows, Housman's A Shropshire Lad and Ingmar Bergman

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By Alastair Benn


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

People's Vote hokum shows the British system is not built for referendums

“We need a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal.” It’s quite hard to work out why that phrase sticks..

By Alastair Benn


Monday, 29 October 2018

Need to Know - What Merkel's resignation means

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Friday, 12 October 2018

Armistice Day and Cambridge University - why student politics matters

It’s easy to overlook the arcana of student politics – obscure, impenetrable and often plain silly – but sometimes a..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 5 October 2018

After the nullity of May the Tories need to become reformers

“Some people have lost sight of the fact that political differences are not everything”, Theresa May told Conservative party conference..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 28 September 2018

Reaction Weekend - arts, culture, ideas

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Need to Know: Argentina currency chaos

What’s gone wrong now in Argentina? Luis Capato, Argentina’s central bank chief, has resigned after only three months in the..

By Alastair Benn