Saturday, 29 April 2017

Paisley pattern: the transformative power of culture and capitalism

This edition of my weekly newsletter is, beyond this paragraph, a UK election-free zone. Not that the election is completely..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 28 April 2017

Strong and stable: Can the Tories really keep up this mantra for six weeks?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh. I cannot take it. If I ever again hear the phrase “strong and stable leadership” from Theresa May or..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 24 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP tells best joke of the general election, so far

In her speech to trade unionists today at the STUC in Aviemore, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon made so much of the..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 24 April 2017

Bye bye UKIP, it's not been nice knowing you

The UKIP leader Paul Nuttall seems to have spent a chunk of Monday afternoon locked in a room, declining to tell..

By Iain Martin


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Labour has a leader who wanted the IRA and the Soviet Union to win

There are lots of questions for the Conservatives which deserve attention. What is Theresa May all about? What’s the economic..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 21 April 2017

If Theresa May gets this election campaign right she can make history

Who is really, definitely, unquestionably in charge of this year’s Conservative party election campaign? The reason that I ask that..

By Iain Martin


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon and the secret Wall Street meetings with Blackrock and Morgan Stanley

In my latest column for The Times I’ve looked at Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader who was rebranded by her..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Early election: There‎sa maybe brilliant

Oh yes, cried the people of the United Kingdom. Just what we want! More politics and arguing followed by a..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 17 April 2017

President Trump Series 2: you'll love the end of the world cliffhanger...

One of Donald Trump’s greatest assets when he was running for the presidency was his gift for providing plot twists..

By Iain Martin