Monday, 24 April 2017

If this goes on Labour will be lucky to stay in the twenties

There is a paradox. This could be one of the most important elections in modern history – but the campaign..

By Bruce Anderson

Friday, 21 April 2017

In praise of George Osborne

In previous eras and in pre-Christian cultures, it was widely believed that the vicissitudes of fate were explained by arbitrary..

By Bruce Anderson

Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter and the meaning of faith

Tension had been mounting. The great festival of Passover was approaching, when Jews reaffirm their identity and commemorate the Lord..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 10 April 2017

Why does Theresa May face no opposition?

Rarely has any prime minister been in such a strong position with such a slender majority. Theresa May appears to..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 3 April 2017

Brexit deal possible if everyone involved is rational. Good luck with that

Among the Brexit-mongers around Whitehall, there is disagreement between the small-printers and the big-picture men. The latter are inclined to..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 27 March 2017

Britain needs to be more robust in dealing with terror

Terrorists incidents provoke thought and questioning. If only there were a simple route from questions to answers. Emotion is simpler,..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 20 March 2017

Union boosted by Sturgeon's mistakes. But the English are losing patience

“Stands Scotland where it did?” Well, compared with a week ago, the Union is slightly firmer on its feet. Because┬áNicola..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 13 March 2017

Theresa May and Philip Hammond badly need to get their act together

It is surprising how bad politicians can be at politics. The trouble over the national insurance increase for the self-employed..

By Bruce Anderson

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A formidable performance from Philip Hammond

It was a formidable performance from a Chancellor with a complete and confident mastery of his subject matter. Because of..

By Bruce Anderson