British Politics Could Get Very Nasty
May 08, 2015
The SNP now has, in a triumphant Conservative Party, a bogeyman to pick a five-year-long fight with in Westminster.
The conservative press and teenage "Milifans" are at war over the Labour leader's image.
It’s Time For a Very British Revolution
April 26, 2015
From Labour's mugs to Cameron's debate dodging, the run up to this election has involved a calculated contempt for openness and honesty.
The independence campaign failed, but Alex Salmond still won.
No, Scottish Independence Would Not Guarantee Permanent Tory Rule
September 12, 2014
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Scottish independence would not usher in Tory rule. Instead, it could a disaster for political parties across the aisle.
Britain's New Isolationism
September 09, 2013
Britain’s retreat from military intervention in Syria has no proud author. The parliamentary vote that apparently settled the matter was a humiliation for the Prime Minister but also a shock to those who humiliated him.
David Cameron is Useless
August 30, 2013
In November 2009, David Cameron gave the Hugo Young Lecture, sponsored by The Guardian in memory of its highly respected columnist. Young had died of cancer in the autumn of 2003 after a splendid swan song, a final year of controlled rage.
Intervening in Syria is Stupid
August 29, 2013
The only real choice is between pushing for regime change and not getting involved. He should choose the second one
Murdoch's Papers Fight the Guardian (and Free Speech)
August 29, 2013
While it might be a mite too early to assess the historic and political impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks of top secret NSA documents, the first casualty is already clear: journalism.
Obama's Campaign Manager Sells Out for Austerity
August 08, 2013
At home, Barack Obama is waging a battle against Republicans who want to slash the budget. Why has his campaign manager gone to Britain to work for a pol who's doing the same thing?