Doing a Rees Mogg

Doing a Rees Mogg

Let’s first be clear that if Rees Mogg is the answer, the question has been poorly posed or over-constructed.  He will not be leader of the Conservative Party unless something very stupid happens. His Catholicism, quite apart from making it difficult for him to...
Getting out in front of it

Getting out in front of it

There are a number of things Theresa May could do to show she cares.… Click To Tweet Theresa May has done everything exactly correctly, 100% by the book.  Surveying the catastrophe of Grenfell tower, she took the security advice given by the Metropolitan Police and...
Hating politicians

Hating politicians

Looking at Facebook and other social media, there has been a sprouting in recent years of angry, stupid websites dedicated to the breathless criticism of everything politicians and ‘the political class’ do.  Somewhere, in basements and bedsits around the...
Who Governs? May 2017.

Who Governs? May 2017.

The Who Governs Podcast, in all its glory.  22 elections covered in a way too tedious for the Economist and too detailed for the White House. USA, Iran, France, The Marshall Islands, the Republic of Korea, Ecuador, the Gambia, Armenia, Turkey, The Federated States of...
The Ban Hammer

The Ban Hammer

There were a number of inevitabilities about the decision by US President Donald Trump to restrict travel to and through the USA last week. First and foremost, it was inevitable that he would do it. He has been signposting the restriction for months before the US...