Monday, 14 January 2019

Parliament is sovereign and the Commons can do what it thinks right

As we wait it is worth sweeping the rubble of the weekend’s media coverage away, to try and make a..

By Mark Fox


Friday, 11 January 2019

From the Gracchi to Nero – H.H. Scullard’s enduring classic

2019 is a significant year for events and anniversaries. It is 80 years since the Battle of the Atlantic (the..

By Mark Fox


Thursday, 10 January 2019

We need to sort out Britain's productivity problem once and for all

The latest set of productivity figures show once again the UK lagging lethargically behind comparable countries. Latest figures show the weakest..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Parliament asserting itself is good news

Slowly but surely Parliament is asserting itself over the Executive. The House of Commons – which voted to approve the..

By Mark Fox


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Brexit was always about more than economics

Even by the standards of Brexit Britain the last few days have involved much sound, fury and hyperventilation in Parliament..

By Mark Fox


Thursday, 13 December 2018

It's time for the House of Commons to just get on with it

As the dust settles around Number 10 and the rubble is cleared away from the corridors of the House of..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Constitutional crisis? Nonsense. Parliament is doing its job

Tuesday 4 December 2018 will go down in history for many reasons. Americans queued up to walk past their 41st..

By Mark Fox


Saturday, 1 December 2018

George HW Bush - the last President from the greatest generation

In his very good biography of George Bush, Destiny and Power, Jon Meacham tells how on winning the nomination of..

By Mark Fox


Friday, 30 November 2018

Book review: Capitalism in America - A History by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge

It would be difficult to find two more distinguished economic commentators than Alan Greenspan – former Chairman of the Federal..

By Mark Fox