Monday, 24 April 2017

Macron beats Le Pen to the punch

So where do we go from here? What does Emmanuel Macron’s victory in yesterday’s first round of the French Presidential..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Theresa May should use her power wisely

You can’t always get what you want. If you don’t believe me, listen to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards –..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 14 April 2017

Remainer optimism: use Brexit to get to know Europe better

One of the bleaker aspects of the dissociative state that has characterised Britain’s relationship with Europe since World War II..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Emmanuel Macron and the rise of the extreme centre

The first round of the French Presidential elections is less than two weeks away and the Elysée Palace, which for..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 3 April 2017

What was Michael Howard thinking of threatening war with Spain?

Are we entering the silly season on Brexit? What was Lord Howard thinking of, sounding off about the Prime Minister..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 31 March 2017

A requiem for British membership of the European Union

The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes – and ships – and sealing-wax..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 27 March 2017

The strange case of "Bregretter" Christopher Booker

What are we to make of Christopher Booker, the veteran Sunday Telegraph columnist who for decades led the Fleet Street charge against..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 24 March 2017

Dialling down the spirit of the Blitz

A friend of mine called me from London today wanting to know if it was just him, or was everybody..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Martin McGuinness: a staunch Republican racked by guilt

I only ever met Martin McGuinness once. It was January 31, 1972, the day after Bloody Sunday, when we had a..

By Walter Ellis