David Landsman

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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Ending the Brexit culture war could be a matter of life or death

Some of my best friends were fervent Remainers. Some of the country’s greatest minds and incisive commentators strongly opposed Brexit. …

By David Landsman

Monday, 14 December 2020

Biden should opt for old-fashioned diplomatic realism in his foreign policy

There’s no mistaking the relief in Western chancelleries at the imminent change of guard in Washington. Out goes policy by …

By David Landsman

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Enough with the wartime rhetoric – we must learn the right lesson from lockdown

Wartime comparisons keep getting into our thinking about Covid-19. Characterisations of the virus as an enemy in need of the sharp …

By David Landsman

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Global Britain needs a foreign policy driven by principled realism rather than vague abstractions

Brexit proper will arrive on 1 January, whether Britain has acquired a free trade agreement with the European Union or …

By David Landsman

Friday, 23 October 2020

Abandoning scepticism and following "the Science" has led Britain into an authoritarian mess

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, critics of Boris Johnson’s government observed how “the people have had enough of …

By David Landsman