In 2016 I decided to take a global look at all BME MPs as they stood at that time. The findings reported in my website article “UK political party differences in selecting BME Parliamentary candidates” were illuminating. The article looked at the House of Commons… Read More »The distribution of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) MPs after the 2019 general election
When you have been “Top Dog”, it is psychologically hard to cope when you are not. It is even harder for a country, when for well over a century it was the most important and powerful country in the world, the first industrial power, with… Read More »The dangerous illusion of British strategic autonomy
Answers to 20 questions explain factually how we reached a situation where the UK intends to violate international law.
Daniel P. Moynihan once said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Although some seem no longer to believe this, I…Read More »
On 31 January 2020, the UK left the European Union. I regard that as self-inflicted damage. However, Prime Minister Johnson clearly considers it an essential step towards a new British “Golden Age.” Why hasn’t anything changed yet? Under the UK-EU withdrawal treaty, we are currently… Read More »Avoiding shooting ourselves in the foot on 30 June 2020
The pandemic disease covid-19 forces us to consider fundamental questions about the nature of society and the state. Questions we usually ignore. How do your freedoms and obligations relate to mine, and to those of other citizens?