Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Vanishing Irish: demography as a misery memoir

I returned to France this weekend from a two-week visit to Belfast and was struck, not for the first time,..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Democracy's evil twin: the triumph of populism

The problem with democracy, it is sometimes said, is that it gives too much power to the people, most of..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 6 February 2017

Poorly educated Britons no match for recovering Europe

As a fully paid-up Remoaner, I’ve grown tired of hearing from Michael Gove and others of his ilk that the..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 30 January 2017

Donald Trump: a scary clown in an anxious world

The stupidest single mistake Hillary Clinton made when she was campaigning for the US Presidency was to call Trump supporters..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Filleting Fillon: more stinking fish

How likely is it that Fran├žois Fillon’s bid to be President of France will be derailed by the claim that..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Positronic truth: The Sixth Extinction

Here’s an alternative fact for you: 30 years from now, Britain’s active labour force will be less than half what..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The PM's Great Repeal Speech: a menu without prices

Amid all the hoopla about Britain leaving the European Union, including the Single Market, one fact has always stood out..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 13 January 2017

You speaka da lingo?

Fred Astaire was asked once about Judy Garland’s abilities as a dancer. The great man was, as always, gracious. Unlike..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 9 January 2017

On the uselessness of America's smug liberals

During my 14 years in America, which ended with the first stirrings of Donald Trump’s rise to power, liberals and..

By Walter Ellis