Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Europe in a muddle: It’s not just Britain

I wrote the other day that it hadn’t been a good week for Robert Mugabe, a man my mother, a..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 17 November 2017

How to solve the Irish border Brexit question

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has issued a warning that if Britain doesn’t..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The coup in Zimbabwe: Has Mugabe finally run out of time?

It hasn’t been the best of weeks for Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, who, in the wake of a..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 10 November 2017

Gael warning: It could be Ireland that scuppers Brexit

  It was obvious, but we missed it all the same. If the UK doesn’t come up with… For unlimited..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Socialism, hypocrisy and the art of avoiding tax

Like many of you, no doubt, reading about the tax lives of the rich and famous, I am weary of..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Remourners need to get over Brexit

A growing number of my friends, distraught at the prospect of Britain leaving the EU, are clinging to the idea..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 30 October 2017

Manafort charges land Donald Kremlin Trump in a ton of trouble

Could this be Donald Trump’s White House Watergate Tapes moment? The question hangs in the air, thick with the smell..

By Walter Ellis


Friday, 27 October 2017

Britain’s military might: time to match the rhetoric to the reality

They say war is too important to be left to the generals. But that is only true until the fighting..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 23 October 2017

The journalist, the President, the Prime Minister and her enemies

Thirty-five years ago, I spoke reasonable German, having laboured in Bonn for the Guardian and Observer. Today, most of what..

By Walter Ellis