Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The last thing the world needs is the US at war with Iran

War has a way of turning up at the least convenient moment. One minute you’re lobbying your government for an..

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

How should we deal with the legacy of the troubles?

In 1969, the Army went into Northern Ireland in support of the Stormont regime that had ruled the province as..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Changing the EU will be no easy task, even for populists

Is the European Parliament about to go into meltdown with the arrival of an invading army made up of crusader..

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 13 May 2019

European elections are a second referendum in all but name

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the polling booth, the elections to the European Parliament..

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Britain's leasehold economy - we need to start thinking much bigger

The commentator Aditya Chakrabortty asks a question in the Guardian that I would have been asking myself in recent weeks,..

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Meghan Markle suits the modern Royal family

I don’t know how many of you bothered to watch the American legal drama Suits. It’s the one, set in..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Bombardier exit shows the risks of continued Brexit uncertainty

The Canadian planemaker Bombardier has announced that it intends to sell its Belfast operation, currently employing some 4,000 highly-skilled workers,..

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Gilet-Jaunes team up with anarchists for Paris May Day protests

President Macron had warned of an “extremely firm” response by the police in Paris to any attempt by Ultras of..

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 29 April 2019

May Day protests could further weaken beleaguered President Macron

This Wednesday – May Day – could present Emmanuel Macron with his sternest test yet.  The gilets-jaunes movement, the trade..

By Walter Ellis