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


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Theresa May is right to try to get on with Trump

It all reminds one of an old-fashioned cartoon. In it, an ageing, moth-eaten spinster is standing on a chair and..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 30 January 2017

Ultra-Zionists are sowing the whirlwind - Israel could reap a terrible harvest

There was a thoroughly dispiriting piece in last week’s Spectator¬†by Simon Wilder, who writes as if he is both sensible..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 23 January 2017

Pray for the US under President Trump

The old order changeth: by God it does. So how can we begin to make sense of Donald Trump? On..

By Bruce Anderson


Friday, 20 January 2017

Juliet Peck: A life in memories

Juliet: A Life in Memories. Georgiana Campbell, Eland, 2016 This book exhausts superlatives and arouses emotion to the point of catharsis...

By Bruce Anderson


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Don't let Boris Wooster bugger up Brexit

This has been a crucial week for Theresa May – and a successful one. Last weekend, the mutterings were growing...

By Bruce Anderson


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Israel's policies are sowing the seeds of a future tragedy

Israel and Palestine: has any international problem ever attracted so much intellectual energy, so much passion? But that might be..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 9 January 2017

Theresa may not be up to it

In politics, luck is crucial. It might seem surprising to cite Margaret Thatcher’s career as evidence for that proposition: not..

By Bruce Anderson


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Trump is a bombastic horse's ass, but give him a chance

What a year, and there is more to come. When the calendar changes, there is normally a gush of facile..

By Bruce Anderson