Monday, 22 May 2017

Mrs May is going to need the meritocrats

The Tory manifesto is a fascinating text. Easier to read than most such documents, it deserves pondering. That will uncover..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 15 May 2017

Mrs May's only election problem: how to keep everyone awake

This is not the first dull election. 2001 was equally unexciting. Labour had spent four years using headlines and sound-bites..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 8 May 2017

Britain is not a weak country, nor will we ever have a weak government

It is now generally agreed that Theresa May has an enormous helping of that vital political attribute: luck. But we..

By Bruce Anderson

Monday, 1 May 2017

Britain is in a safety-first mood

Political rhetoric has a basic problem. It is devised by political obsessives to influence normal voters, who are far too..

By Bruce Anderson

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