Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Paul Wood

Paul Wood
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The death of my party, by a Labour peer

LORD Glasman, a Labour peer and the founder of Blue Labour, is a most interesting thinker. I am fascinated by the essay...

Migrants and the French revolution

I SPENT last weekend in Paris to celebrate my birthday with some friends. I saw the Leonardo exhibition, walked around St Germain...

Your guide to Ukrainegate

I DON'T imagine you are following the attempt to impeach Donald Trump too closely, gentle non-American reader. There seems little point, as the US Senate...

Seditious thoughts of the man who would be PM

JEREMY Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, who will very possibly be Prime Minister before Christmas, marked the fall of the Berlin...

BoJo v Jezza – put it down as a bore draw

TUESDAYS night’s television debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn was a waste of time. It was not really a debate at...

Lament of the forgotten warriors

YESTERDAY was the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War. When it began in 1914, Western civilisation seemed unassailable, though its...

May, the great non-communicator

I FOUND Sir Anthony Seldon's book on Mr Blair unreadably dry, like chewing straw, but his new one on Mrs May sounded compelling, in...

The most important election since 1945 – and the most unpredictable

I SAW why some Brexiteers will vote for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party when I read in the Daily Mail that Boris Johnson is not...

Whatever the opinion polls say, this election is a leap into the unknown

IT used to be the case that British general election campaigns had very little effect on the result. The first time that was not...

Poles apart … the war of city versus State

I GAVE up reading Roger Boyes many years ago. His banal analyses of Middle Eastern politics sounded like they were dictated by MI6 or...

Boris will get his deal passed, one way or another

I ALWAYS thought Boris could pull off a deal against all the odds, despite inheriting a terrible bargaining position from his grossly incompetent predecessor,...

Obama, Trump and the catastrophe of the Kurds

JENAN Moussa, a reporter for Arabic Al Aan TV, says Turks invading Syrian territory have been welcomed by pro-Turkish Islamists. https://twitter.com/jenanmoussa/status/1183469412592050176 The Kurds, with no choice,...

Can a government led by Bercow unite the nation? Do me a favour

SINCE September 11, 2001, world politics has resembled a cheap novel which has little regard for plausibility. That is why Jeremy Corbyn is leader...

At least no-deal will leave Irish eyes smarting

IT IS clear now that there will be no deal between the UK and the EU that involves customs or other checks on the...

Lay off the F-word, Lady Hale

THIS is the era of narcissists: Mr Obama, Mr Trump, Mr Macron, Speaker Bercow and possibly (I have not decided yet) Rory Stewart. I am...

Rory Stewart ‘too white, too posh’ to stand as London mayor

YESTERDAY morning Justin Webb on BBC Radio Four's Today asked Rory Stewart: 'You mention that you are proud of the diversity of the mayoral...

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