Articles tagged politics:

We all have a part to play if we want better politics

  • 5 Dec 2022

Donald Trump attacking the validity of the United States constitution is as grisly as it is inevitable. Trump has never accepted he was voted out of the Presidency and facing the fact that he is unlikely to be re-elected is now resorting to trying to destroy the fundamentals o...

Mrs Thatcher can teach us how to govern effectively

  • 23 Nov 2022

It is said that when President Kennedy met Chairman Khrushchev for the first time he found it a very gruelling ordeal. The young President was inexperienced, physically weak and had had a pampered progress to the Presidency. Khrushchev on the other hand was tough, experienced,...

A reflection on the end of the party conference season

  • 6 Oct 2022

So there we are. Finally the end of the 2022 conference season. I have been attending party conferences for over thirty years and in that time they have changed dramatically. From annual gatherings of friends and fellow activists, debating the big issues, listening to the grea...

For Keir Starmer and Labour it’s now or never

  • 28 Sep 2022

Keir Starmer walked to the podium at the Labour Party conference on Tuesday with a stonking seventeen point polling lead in his back pocket, banks withdrawing new mortgage deals because of a lack of confidence in the government, and a rolling Sterling crisis. Not since 1979 ha...

Boris’s final flourish?

  • 18 Jul 2022

It was clear from last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions that Boris Johnson had hoped that it would be his last appearance at the Despatch Box. He referred several times to it being his last appearance and gave a final valedictory hurrah saying that whilst he was not leaving a...

Boris’s Autumn Reshuffle

  • 17 Sep 2021

For a while now it has been clear that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been frustrated by the continuing impact of the virus. His whole political agenda and the nation’s finances have been bent out of shape in the effort to contain and combat it. Barely two years have p...