Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Boris memorandum is scrappy, juvenile and incoherent

Was Boris Johnson drunk or “on something” when he wrote his 4,000-word magnum opus on Brexit for the Daily Telegraph,..

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 15 September 2017

Turning the key on Locked-in Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is one of the most terrible, and frightening, clinical conditions. The victim is totally paralysed, unable to..

By Walter Ellis

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Politics bedamned, what about a Celtic League?

To quote Father Ted, here’s a really mad idea: a Celtic League for football. Professional football in Scotland is in..

By Walter Ellis

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Footballers are paid too much. The market has got it wrong

There has been a lot of talk in recent days about the money earned by footballers – by which, of..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Brexit: Les Grandes Illusions

It began as easy-peasy. Then it became a hot potato. Now it’s a poisoned chalice. Who would want to be..

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 1 September 2017

Vive la Révolution! Can Macron storm the Bastille of public opinion?

La rentrée politique, coinciding with the re-opening of Parisian bars and restaurants after the long summer break, is traditionally the..

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 28 August 2017

Boris must go

Is Theresa May putting party above country by keeping Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary? The answer is yes. There can be..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Making of the Presidents: how the Oval Office was shrunk to fit the small screen

“Do you miss me now?” This, you may recall, was the cheeky question Barack Obama asked of the American people..

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 18 August 2017

Barcelona terror attack: in praise of the thin blue line

Three cheers for the police. They don’t always get things right. Sometimes they make stupid mistakes or behave badly. The..

By Walter Ellis