George Floyd’s killing has ignited the black touchpaper

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has sparked a wave of demonstrations, protests and downright rioting around the world. The appalling (and seemingly deliberate) act has reignited the race debate and has… Read moreGeorge Floyd’s killing has ignited the black touchpaper

Chinese Year of the Black Dog?

2020. The year of Covid-19, of lockdowns, of ignoring lockdowns to travel half the length of the country to stay in one of your homes, of loosening lockdowns even though more than 300 people are still dying EVERY DAY. Every day… Read moreChinese Year of the Black Dog?

Dominic Cummings – the self-entitlement and arrogance is breathtaking

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The Dominic Cummings ‘scandal’ which is leading the news agenda right now is beyond parody. I’ve never met the man, nor do I have any desire to, but he comes across as an arrogant sleazebag for whom rules do not… Read moreDominic Cummings – the self-entitlement and arrogance is breathtaking

The Teflon Man of British Politics

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Rightly or wrongly, people in the public eye, be they politicians, sports stars, musicians, actors, are held to higher standards than the rest of us mere mortals. Their every move, every utterance, every tweet or Instagram is scrutinised in forensic… Read moreThe Teflon Man of British Politics

Final Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.

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As Britain’s race to the cliff edge continues, and time rapidly passes by in negotiations with the European Union, the Brexit Secretary yesterday informed Parliament that it would, after all, have a vote on the final Brexit deal between the… Read moreFinal Brexit Deal: Parliament Reigns Supreme. Except When It Doesn’t.