Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UKIP and the veil: stop making the law about religion

Banning the face veil is one of those issues that quickly escapes from the narrow confines of politics and assumes..

By David Waywell

Friday, 7 April 2017

Donald Trump's Syria strike shows a president in cruise control mode

Has Donald Trump’s mouth has just cost American tax payers another $50 million? That’s how much it must have cost..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Vacancy in the blue corner

Ignore, if you can, the bruiser in the red corner. He might be dominating the headlines with his tweets, his..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Disinformation: a problem that's too big to solve?

A developing thread of the Russian hacking story is (and will increasingly become) our susceptibility to disinformation. I’ve said it..

By David Waywell

Friday, 17 March 2017

Conservatives are right to challenge art but wrong to think it unimportant

Is it because we’re “modern” that we don’t value art? When I say “we”, I don’t, of course, mean either..

By David Waywell

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Russia is a black-belt in using opponents' strength against them

Prime Minister Theresa May expressed concern last Friday about Russia’s attempts to manipulate public opinion in the West. “I will..

By David Waywell

Thursday, 2 March 2017

"Mainstream Media": please handle with care

This twitch of mine has been developing for a while. I get it whenever I hear the phrase “mainstream media”..

By David Waywell

Friday, 24 February 2017

Reading dystopian fiction in the age of Trump

Last Saturday night I closed the pages of one of the most repulsive books I’ve ever had the good fortune..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A non-stop month in Trumpland

And that, dear reader, was one month. One month! We are just one month into Donald Trump’s presidency which, to..

By David Waywell