Andrew Willshire

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Monday, 11 January 2021

Scottish independence would stumble at the first hurdle

Whether or not Boris Johnson succeeds in denying the SNP a second referendum on independence in the next Parliament, it …

By Andrew Willshire

Friday, 11 September 2020

Boris must hold firm against Barnier’s bullying over Northern Ireland

In 1064, Harold Godwinson was a “guest” of Duke William of Normandy. Before being allowed to return home, William asked …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Why Scots south of the border should have their say on reckless Independence plans

One of the more infuriating aspects of Scottish politics is the “L’état, c’est moi” attitude of the First Minister, Nicola …

By Andrew Willshire

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Why should the PM fire Cummings if he believes he did no wrong?

In 1843, the historian Thomas Babington Macauley wrote “We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one …

By Andrew Willshire

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

A second referendum should be the final chance for Scottish independence

Glory be – the SNP conference was held earlier this week (suggested slogan: “Putting the ‘Jings’ into Jingoism”). That grinding …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

What if Dominic Cummings is right?

It is fair to say that last week was not Boris Johnson’s finest hour. He lost his first three votes …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The rush to go green has compromised the UK's electricity supply

The blackout experienced by more than a million people across the UK on Friday was notable by the fact that …

By Andrew Willshire

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tory party members should not be allowed to pick the next Prime Minister

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Forget about defending capitalism, defend liberty

Try if you can to forget Theresa May’s speech in Manchester last week. It might even have been worse if …

By Andrew Willshire