The impact of Donald Trump’s four years in the White House will be felt for quite some time to come, but the sense of relief at his departure will be felt far and wide. The world need no longer hold… Read moreHope not hate – Biden sweeps into the White House
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?
Nigel Farage. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. The serial electoral failure has once again taken aim at the British Royal Family in a series of remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (inspired by the American gathering of the… Read moreWe’re only making plans for Nigel
The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union
In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot