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


Thursday, 10 August 2017

100 Days of Macron: is the Blairite soufflé starting to collapse?

It was no coincidence that the first meeting on French soil between Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump should..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 31 July 2017

How much influence does the EU really have?

Last year, in the run-up to the referendum, Michael Gove, then Justice Secretary, complained of a tidal wave of European..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Labour’s appalling shambles on Brexit is a betrayal of its Remainer supporters

I was becoming seriously weary of those Labour leaders who, having campaigned to Remain in last year’s EU referendum, subsequently..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 20 July 2017

You have to laugh: America's Late Night hosts gun for Trump

I watch a lot of U.S. late-night television on YouTube. My need to keep up with The Late Show, The..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 17 July 2017

Rail reality: Once again Europe takes the lion's share

Some months ago, I wrote a piece for Reaction in which I praised the role played by British investors and..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 6 July 2017

EEA, here we come ... please

My colleague Iain Martin, makes many excellent points in his most recent piece for Reaction (“How does Brexit collapse and..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Has Mighty Macron started believing his own publicity?

Has President Macron’s reach finally exceeded his grasp? Yesterday, France’s newly-installed head of state chose the Palace of Versailles, conceived..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Why the British voters are to blame for everything

In the immediate run-up to last year’s referendum on Europe, there were two distinct classes of Brexiteer. There were those..

By Walter Ellis