During an email exchange with Richard Kelly, Head of Politics at Manchester Grammar School and author of a highly regarded study of how Conservative Party conferences actually work, recalled:… Read the rest
The comments by Robert Gates about the damage to the ‘Special Relationship’ due to the cuts in UK defence spending struck a nerve amongst security elites on this side of … Read the rest
Since the beginning of the international financial crisis in the autumn of 2008 many on the political Left have been disappointed by the inability of their leaders to articulate … Read the rest
This is the thirty-second in a series of posts that report on the state of the parties as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence … Read the rest
We are witnessing something that perhaps has no precedent in Asian history: a liberal and conservative reaction not against a revolutionary mass but against an emergent authoritarian populist regime … Read the rest
As Britain starts four years of commemorating the centenary of the First World War, Blackadder Goes Forth, first broadcast on BBC1 in 1989, has – bizarrely – taken centre … Read the rest
Cowards die many times before their deaths.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
These are the celebrated lines from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that Nelson Mandela marked on 16… Read the rest