Politics
Politics
31 January 2017

Trump vs the queen? No contest

Better an elected president than an unelected monarch.

29 January 2017

Trump’s cruel order and the crisis of reason

Both Trump and his critics have taken leave of rationalism.

25 January 2017

There is an alternative

Brexit and other populist revolts create the space for a new politics.

25 January 2017

When is it okay to punch a fascist?

The online revelling in the smacking of Richard Spencer is pretty tragic.

24 January 2017

This is not a victory for parliamentary sovereignty

The Brexit case was driven by disdain for the demos, not love for parliament.

24 January 2017

Don’t let politics leak away

The political and media class is beholden to a culture of leaking.

20 January 2017

What’s scarier than Trump? The elite revolt against him

Commentators, celebs, the CIA – all are in open revolt against democracy.

20 January 2017

Obama is not your ‘magical negro’

The Obama years confirmed the usurping of politics by therapy.

20 January 2017

At last – a president who doesn’t claim to be Irish

Trump has broken with the blarney of claiming green roots.

19 January 2017

Labour: from socialism to miserabilism

Corbynistas are made more outraged by the rich than by poverty.