Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Theresa May is right to call an early General Election

Theresa May’s decision to call a swift General Election took everyone by surprise, except those who know her well. For..

By Mark Fox


Monday, 27 March 2017

What Donald Trump's healthcare debacle can teach Theresa May about negotiating Brexit

Most new presidents find settling into the White House a disorientating experience. Nothing can prepare a person for the pressure and isolation,..

By Mark Fox


Monday, 13 March 2017

Triggering Article 50 is a non-event

Shortly the Prime Minister will write to the President of the European Commission notifying him that the United Kingdom is..

By Mark Fox


Friday, 10 March 2017

The view of America from Washington DC

Washington DC is an intimate city that is the backdrop to politics on the grand scale. It’s a “company” town..

By Mark Fox


Friday, 10 March 2017

The Church of England in in crisis – again – and this time it’s serious

This weekend the Church of England is facing a further crisis of confidence in its leadership and its own ability..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Budget 2017: What to expect from Philip Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond is finalising his first, and in the current format his last, Budget. The Chancellor pays careful attention..

By Mark Fox


Saturday, 18 February 2017

David Hockney at Tate Britain: blistering in scale, depth and presentation

Pretty much the whole range of David Hockney’s work over the last  sixty years is currently on display at Tate..

By Mark Fox


Thursday, 16 February 2017

On marriage Justin Welby is going to have to pick a side and go for it

The defeat for Justin Welby in the General Synod is a very personal one. An Archbishop, who puts leadership at..

By Mark Fox


Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Church of England needs a second Elizabethan Settlement

The Church of England’s General Synod meets this week in London. It is the Church’s Parliament. Its meetings are generally..

By Mark Fox