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


Monday, 19 June 2017

What a total arse the Tories have made of it

As Britain lurches from crisis to crisis, like a drunk man trying to make his way home from a party,..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 29 May 2017

Never mind the PM's social care wobble: the election really is about Brexit

A number of political commentators have been making the point in recent days that the election was supposed to be..

By Walter Ellis


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Carnage in Manchester: time for the Muslim community to stand up

I remember an American political commentator remarking once after a deadly spate of tornadoes hit the Mid-West that it was..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Vote for the inevitable. Vote Conservative.

Something bizarre is happening to Britain. A kind of fatalism has gripped the nation. Voters seem reconciled to a hard..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 15 May 2017

Macron reveals his choice as prime minister, then jets off to Berlin

Well, En Marche is a new party and Emmanuel Macron had only been installed in the Elysée Palace for 24..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 15 May 2017

As Macron marches on, a valedictory for Valls

When I said the other day that Emmanuel Macron, installed yesterday as France’s new President, was considering the appointment of..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Macron's France: The Old Order crumbleth

The pace is picking up in France. Manuel Valls, who resigned as the Socialist Government’s prime minister five months ago..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 8 May 2017

Macron in excelsis: now for the hard part

To the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and flanked by the flags of the European Union as well as..

By Walter Ellis