Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The EU is bored of divided Britain

I’m in the middle of what might be called a “robust” Facebook exchange on the subject of – yes, you’ve..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Grand Brexit project turns into comic opera

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By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Pity young Macron, discovering how complicated it is being President of France...

Spare a thought for poor President Macron of France. He really is up against it and it’s not fair.Okay, okay...

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

This Westminster farce is making me embarrassed to be British

Another day, another key vote. But no way, apparently, to engage Parliament’s forward gears. Has there in modern times been..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Centre ground struggling in Spain

It was always on the cards. With youth unemployment still in excess of 30 per cent, Catalonia in turmoil and..

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 4 March 2019

Democracy and the will of the people are highly overrated

Are you, like me, weary of the refrain, repeated with increasing frequency since the referendum by those most closely identified..

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Macron retakes the lead in France. Le Pen second. The rest nowhere.

It may have escaped your attention, what with the Brexit shenanigans and the Congressional hearings over the probity or otherwise..

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 25 February 2019

It’s time to look past the Tories and Corbyn. Spring is coming

Am I alone (in these pages) in thinking that the main point of politics and the democratic process in the..

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The Finkielkraut Question: what happens when the gilets jaunes turn nasty?

On Saturday morning, in the run-up to Act XIII or XIV (I’ve lost count) of the gilets-jaunes insurrection, I was..

By Walter Ellis