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


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lions licked as All Blacks take control

Fine match, even a very fine one, but short of greatness because for the last half-hour the outcome was never..

By Allan Massie


Friday, 23 June 2017

Can the Lions roar again?

Rugby Union was still amateur and Maro Itoje of Saracens and England hadn’t yet been born when New Zealand last..

By Allan Massie


Monday, 12 June 2017

Nicola Sturgeon is a loser

There were two losers on Thursday. Most media attention has naturally been directed at Theresa May – “a dead woman..

By Allan Massie


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Theresa May now looks like Ted Heath not Margaret Thatcher

It was an unnecessary election. That was the general view when it was called. The Government had a majority in..

By Allan Massie


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The SNP is slipping, but tides do turn

In the Tories’ darkest hours after the Blair landslide in 1997, I was asked by a former minister what the..

By Allan Massie