Thursday, 11 April 2019

How to cope with the death of Brexit

Now and again, when overcome with the kind of weltschmerz that all too easily afflicts men in the 45 –..

By Philip Patrick


Monday, 1 April 2019

What I learned on the March to Leave

About halfway through the March for Leave last Friday, somewhere in Chelsea, an elderly couple of middle-eastern descent, wearing traditional..

By Philip Patrick


Friday, 29 March 2019

Keep Wagner away from Regietheater directors who don't care about opera

My absolutely least favourite phrase in any language is Regietheater. It even beats out People’s Vote for causing my heart..

By Philip Patrick


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Remainers must stop their generation blame game

I have been finding BBC’s Question Time disorientating lately. The location changes, as do the accents, clothes and haircuts of..

By Philip Patrick


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Why MPs were right to reject May's deal

Aargh! That’s it, I’ve had it. I give up. No, not on Brexit, there’s still the faintest glimmer of a..

By Philip Patrick


Friday, 1 March 2019

Dundee's V&A is a symbol of a city on the up

I am ashamed to confess that in my four years at St. Andrews university I pretty much snubbed nearby Dundee...

By Philip Patrick


Friday, 22 February 2019

Jussie Smollet, fake hate, and the journalism of assertion

I have an idea for a film: there’s a young black actor in a hit TV show who hears a..

By Philip Patrick


Monday, 4 February 2019

Why the British really voted for Brexit - they rumbled the EU

‘Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers’, said the great Voltaire. I first came across this quote..

By Philip Patrick


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Why a great country like Japan gets such boring Prime Ministers

They used to say Italy was the most democratic country in the world – everyone got to be Prime Minister...

By Philip Patrick