politics and the economy
Reclaiming Europe from the EU
18 April 2016
The EU sees European history as a source of shame. It is wrong.
Europe’s migrant crisis: Hungary deserves a hearing
12 September 2015
Refugee crisis: Treating Hungary as a Heart of Darkness
10 September 2015
With no hint of irony, Western observers defend Syrian refugees while demonising Eastern Europeans.
Why the opinion polls got it so wrong
11 May 2015
In an era of ‘You can’t say that’, people aren’t always honest with pollsters.
We need to inject some humanism into British politics
8 May 2015
The UK general election campaign has exposed the paucity of liberal thinking.
The SNP: playing the anti-politics card to gain power
30 April 2015
Nicola Sturgeon is bashing 'Westminster insiders' in the hope of becoming one.
Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever
3 March 2015
Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.
The year the culture wars went global
23 December 2014
Turning geopolitics into a battlefield over values is a really bad idea.
25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it
10 November 2014
Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.
The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype
22 September 2014
Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.