Gerald Warner

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Gerald Warner is a newspaper columnist, author, broadcaster, commentator, and former policy adviser to Michael Forsyth when he was Secretary of State for Scotland.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Brexit blockers: Go back to your constituencies and prepare for electoral annihilation

Historically, contempt of Parliament was an imprisonable offence; today it is the national consensus. The public’s perception of politicians has …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 6 September 2019

Statist bankers who think Corbyn in power would be okay are deluded

It was a headline to make the most insouciant reader rub his eyes in disbelief: “Corbyn better than no-deal Brexit, …

By Gerald Warner

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Prorogation is the democratic thing to do

If, as Harold Wilson’s adage claimed, a week is a long time in politics, then seven months is an aeon. …

By Gerald Warner

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Sturgeon goes AWOL as GERS report discredits independence

First, a missing person announcement: missing since 20 August, from her home in Bute House, Edinburgh, Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (49), …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 16 August 2019

Advertising must not be censored by PC zealots

The recent banning by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of two advertisements under its new rules against “gender stereotyping” marks …

By Gerald Warner

Thursday, 8 August 2019

McDonnell betrayal shows Labour is no longer a Unionist party

Edinburgh Festival veterans and purists have long lamented that the Fringe is a cuckoo which has taken over the nest …

By Gerald Warner

Friday, 2 August 2019

If Boris pursues the 'soft Brexit' mirage the Tories are dead

So, the first concrete effect of the “Boris bounce” has been to bounce the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats …

By Gerald Warner

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Boris brings government back into the (royal) family

When Boris Johnson kissed hands at Buckingham Palace on becoming Prime Minister, this moment also had family significance. For Boris …

By Gerald Warner

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Arrogant Lib Dems are reverting to their Whig origins as the party of oligarchy

“I will do whatever it takes to stop Brexit.” From that pledge by Jo Swinson, in her first hour as …

By Gerald Warner