Saturday, 26 August 2017

Virtual reality is coming. What does that mean for post-truth news?

This is Iain Martin’s weekly newsletter. To receive it each Friday become a Reaction subscriber. I am in Venice and..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 25 August 2017

Why are so many cyclists aggressive towards pedestrians?

The question in the headline is not glib. After this week’s conviction in London of a young cyclist riding a..

By Iain Martin


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Why are so many cyclists aggressive towards pedestrians?

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

How complacent is Angela Merkel? Very

In one of those perfect political juxtapositions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an interviewer this week that “the longer I stay,..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Karl Marx must fall ahead of Admiral Nelson, surely?

Afua Hirsch writes in the Guardian that Nelson’s column should come down. Admiral Nelson was an imperialist supporter of slavery,..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 21 August 2017

Which British statues would survive a politically correct Corbynite cultural revolutionary cull?

When America sneezes the world catches a cold, is the old saying. And traditionally, or at least since the end..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 18 August 2017

Bye bye Steve Bannon, most influential political strategist of his generation

When future historians come to write the deeply strange story of the presidency of Donald Trump it is to be..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 18 August 2017

Mitt Romney takes Donald Trump apart on Charlottesville

Always knew that Republican Mitt Romney, for all his terrible shortcomings as a campaigner, was one of the good guys. Below..

By Iain Martin


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Bong! The silencing of Big Ben is not important

Here is the news from London, in August. (Bong) Westminster’s historic clock will not chime for four years while repairs..

By Iain Martin