Thursday, 11 January 2018

What happens next in the censorship saga?

This article may be a bit vague, partly because I’m uncertain of some of the facts – if facts they..

By Allan Massie

Monday, 8 January 2018

Root's England wilts in cricket's harshest arena: the Ashes

Well, my hope that Joe Root would win an Ashes series in Australia like his fellow-Yorkshiremen, Len Hutton and Ray..

By Allan Massie

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