Friday, 3 November 2017

A bumping pitch and a blinding light - Joe Root's men look forward to a torrid winter down under

I don’t know if young Joe Root is a student of Wisden, but, assuming he is, a glance at the..

By Allan Massie


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

There's nothing the EU can do about the situation in Spain - here's why

A few weeks ago I wrote that the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, had dug an elephant trap for the Spanish..

By Allan Massie


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A Brexit to please nobody

Necessity forces politicians into unwelcome positions. In 1939 Neville Chamberlain had to recognize the failure of the policy of Appeasement..

By Allan Massie


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mr Rajoy needs some referendum lessons from David Cameron

Whom the god wish to destroy, they first make mad. There’s no proof of course that the Spanish Prime Minster..

By Allan Massie


Monday, 2 October 2017

Who next for the Conservatives?

There’s no vacancy at number 10, and if we are to believe Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, there..

By Allan Massie


Monday, 31 July 2017

Will the SNP denounce anti-semitism as swiftly as the Sunday Times fired Kevin Myers?

Kevin Myers is an Irish journalist whose brave and consistent criticism of Sinn Fein/IRA has won him many admirers here;..

By Allan Massie


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

In what world does it make sense to impose fines on the homeless?

Hilaire Belloc once wrote that “there comes a time in the moral disruption of a State when the mere utterance..

By Allan Massie


Monday, 17 July 2017

Macron is right to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust

President Macron, like President Chirac before him, has admitted France’s contribution to the Holocaust. It was the French police, not..

By Allan Massie


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Lions victory sets up historic decider

Defence wins it. Owen Farrell kicked the goals that mattered and gave a lovely pass to Liam Williams that created..

By Allan Massie