Archives - July 2016





Theresa May and David Cameron in the House of Commons

Newsflash: Theresa May is NOT Margaret Thatcher

Even in the second decade of the 21st century, British media commentators still cannot help but infer that all women who reach the top echelon in politics must be the same. Columnists cannot reconcile themselves to having a second...



Boris Johnson performing a salute

Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary - crude or shrewd?

Harold Wilson famously remarked that a week is a long time in politics, but judging from the events of the past five days, I think it's worth revising that observation down to a day, even an hour. As I sat down on Monday morning to...



Three football players laying on the pitch looking disappointed

The English Disease: Politics and Football

This week, with one exit from Europe already guaranteed, I did not relish the prospect of an English loss in the European football championship, particularly against a country with the population of Leicester and with (almost) their...