July 4, 2019

Vladimir Putin has fired his latest broadside against Western political ideas, by claiming that liberalism has become ‘obsolete’. The Russian President singled out LGBT issues, immigration, and multiculturalism as key liberal ideas that are now opposed by ‘the overwhel...

January 29, 2019

Anybody with a tangential interest in United States’ politics at  present will be aware of newly-elected New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After her shock primary win over House Democrat Joe Crowley, the self-described socialist has continued to buck ort...

October 2, 2017

Elected at the head of a centrist movement to become the youngest-ever President of France, Emmanuel Macron has attracted gushing praise and column inches since moving into the Elysee Palace in May. His political party, Le Republique En Marche, won a majority in France...

June 19, 2016

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It’s not every day you receive an email asking if you “want to see Gordon Brown in two days’ time?” Last Tuesday I received exactly this, inviting me to a talk by former Labour Prime Minister, Chancellor, and all-round economic guru Gordon Brow...

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