Monday, 6 February 2017

Cheer up. Brexit is a great opportunity

One of my favourite writers is Walter Ellis, Fleet Street veteran and contributor to Reaction. A lifetime of turning out..

By Iain Martin


Saturday, 4 February 2017

The extraordinary arrogance of SNP demanding indy ref 2

When UK defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon the other day pointed out that there should not be am immediate second..

By Iain Martin


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Can the Labour party be saved when Britain has changed so much?

The New Statesman’s brilliant Stephen Bush has a wry sense of humour, so it is occasionally difficult to know beyond..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 3 February 2017

Trump to deregulate Wall Street. What could possibly go wrong?

Beyond the anger about Donald Trump’s move on immigration, which is the focus of protests in the US and beyond, there..

By Iain Martin


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Fillon looking finished. French election looking farcical and frightening

The notion of François Fillon as the frontrunner and favourite to be the next President of France always looked a..

By Iain Martin


Monday, 30 January 2017

Has incompetent Bannon with his "Muslim ban" pushed Trump‎ too far?

God Save the Queen, from Donald Trump. The petition against a state visit to the UK by ‎the new President..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 27 January 2017

May's premiership goes up a gear with powerful speech in the US

Ever since the ‎Iraq War and the fall of Tony Blair, British Prime Ministers have tried to redefine UK foreign..

By Iain Martin


Friday, 27 January 2017

The death of Tam Dalyell and the need for a good public life

The concept of a brief telephone conversation with Tam Dalyell did not exist. In the mid-1990s a young Sunday Times Scotland reporter..

By Iain Martin


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Should Sturgeon be allowed to call a second Scottish independence referendum?

Amid all the hilarious Scottish Nationalist strutting about since the Supreme Court ruled this week that Holyrood does not have..

By Iain Martin