• An English proposal
    We don’t yet know if  the devolution dash that followed the tightening of the Independence referendum polls  has done enough to prevent Scottish independence. At ...
  • Trust, Politics and Pie Crusts
    On Monday the Liberal Democrats launched their pre-manifesto. One little noticed part of the package was an attempt to outbid Labour on housebuilding. Now, I take ...
  • This is England ’14
    I haven’t written on Scotland, because I’m not Scottish and I know little of Scottish politics, other than occasionally coming up against the fierce hatreds of ...
  • Shut up and take my money
    I want to pay for good writing. I really do. The problem is, no-one seems to have worked out how to do it. Luckily I ...
  • The Stop the World Coalition
    The most dominant movement in British foreign policy is not either of the main parties, or any major campaigning group. It is the Stop the World ...
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