Monday, 20 March 2017

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

Several weeks ago I reported here that at the core of US President Donald Trump’s perplexing defense of Russian dictator..

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

Monday, 6 March 2017

Trump getting worse. EU irrational. Good luck Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond exudes safety. In current circumstances, that is exactly what is needed. It is true that the British economy..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Tories have an historic opportunity to dominate British politics

By-elections are unforgiving affairs. Under relentless scrutiny, weak candidates fall apart. In Stoke, Paul Nuttall had two fatal defects. He..

By Bruce Anderson

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Lords may be flawed, but it should be heard on Brexit

Some Tories appear to have been captured by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He is sometimes bracketed with Montesquieu and Voltaire as a..

By Bruce Anderson

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Enlightenment has failed; Trump's New World Order begins

Out of despair, insight. A comment from a despairing American friend of mine suddenly helped me to understand Donald Trump..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 13 February 2017

France is in trouble and Marine Le Pen is heading for the presidency

The Fifth Republic is in trouble. This was not meant to happen. De Gaulle established a system with a powerful..

By Bruce Anderson

Friday, 10 February 2017

When will Mrs May make the most of her opposition-less Parliament?

Much of this week has been about size, or rather littleness. At the beginning of the 1980s, when Britain was..

By Bruce Anderson