Bruce Anderson

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Bruce Anderson is a British political columnist, currently working as a freelancer. Formerly a political editor at The Spectator and contributor to the Daily Mail, he wrote for the The Independent from 2003 to September 2010, and ConservativeHome until 2012.


Monday, 11 January 2021

Can Joe Biden make the City on a Hill shine?

The sad and angry words needed to castigate the British climate must now be redeployed to the climate of American …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 4 January 2021

I hope I was wrong about Boris being useless

“Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”. Attributed to both Emerson and Keynes, if it was good enough for them, …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 21 December 2020

Boris has two advantages: a compliant public and Keir Starmer

Nothing has changed. At the beginning of the Covid crisis, the PM would give press conferences abetted by Patrick Vallance …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 14 December 2020

Agree a fair Brexit deal and Britain and the EU will get along better

It was never likely that the UK’s negotiations with the EU would conclude in a dignified fashion. The present situation, …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 7 December 2020

Boris is at the mercy of the money markets and the Macronavirus

Rarely has a government been so much at the mercy of events outside its control. Will there be a vaccine? …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 16 November 2020

Battered Boris now has to take back control

Behind all the tittle-tattle and flummery, as Number 10 has turned into a soap opera, serious issues are in play. …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 9 November 2020

Busted flush Boris is getting his just deserts

It was not the most spectacular walkout in recent political history. Michael Heseltine still holds that accolade. On 9 January …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 2 November 2020

Trump is terrible but Biden would be worse

Around ten years ago, there was a regular occurrence at London drinks parties. A confident-looking chap would be asked what …

By Bruce Anderson



Monday, 19 October 2020

Hopeless Boris is a menace to the Union

Boris is crumbling. This might seem both paradoxical and unfair, because his incoherence is in tune with public opinion. According …

By Bruce Anderson