Winners and losers in the Salzburg shambles

Over four-and-a-half decades of European Union membership, Britain has often suffered frustrations and rebuffs at its tedious summits: the then PM Cameron’s total failure to return from the crucial one in February 2016 with...

Sticks and stones? It’s speaking freely that will hurt you the most

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’ – this saying was given to us for protection when we started school. ‘Call it to anyone who tries to bully...

Off the Beaten Tracks: The Axeman Cometh (Part 2)

Well, well. I never dreamed my post of last Monday would garner such a reaction. I refer, of course, to the deluge of comments about dreary, weak, fizzy keg beer in the early 1970s. In...

The bankers would hate a No Deal Brexit. Tough luck

Generally, I find myself in disagreement with Jeremy Corbyn’s views as many have no basis in practical reality. But there is an issue on which our opinion aligns – our ‘rigged system’. His perception...

Political cliffhangers on both sides of the pond

I honestly don’t know why the BBC bothers with the boring Archers any more, or ITV with Emmerdale, when they’ve got the Brexit soap opera playing out on the political stage to entertain us. If...

Reader’s comment: An EU con trick

In response to Andrew Cadman: Hand over the Brexit baton, Theresa, you’re just not man enough, Hoof Hearted wrote: It’s all a con trick by the EU and the Establishment to afford May an easy...

Reader’s comment: Are you watching, BBC?

In response to Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Something inspiring in the state of Denmark, Des wrote: We should get the BBC to do a programme on this! PutinCooksSocks replied: ‘A BBC investigation has found that since the Brexit vote,...

Reader’s comment: Tax credits all over again

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Mrs May denies the reality of the housing crisis, Robert wrote: It's another example of how politicians and public servants find convoluted and illogical arguments to justify splurging public money....

Mrs May denies the reality of the housing crisis

Mrs May’s Salzburg humiliation and the subsequent diplomatic fall-out somewhat obscured the two other stories of the week – her sharp Left turn on housing and the much-awaited Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Report. Under cover...

Hand over the Brexit baton, Theresa, you’re just not man enough

All Hail the New Boudicca! From Cheq-mate to Brex-Rex! May, may the force be with you! Such was the instant, fawning reaction by a surprised commentariat after Theresa May’s post-Salzburg statement to the nation....