The Age of Weird Men: Gonzo Politicians from Berlusconi to BoJo

The Age of Weird Men: Gonzo Politicians from Berlusconi to BoJo

Students 50 years from now may be asked by their teachers to write an essay on the importance of the fall of Boris Johnson in the context of British history. Their answers may well include much finger-wagging about his track record of mendacity, buffoonery and broken promises – and some astonishment that Britain should ever…

Boris Hasn’t Delivered on BREXIT, So Why Should the British Trust Him on Ukraine?

Boris Hasn’t Delivered on BREXIT, So Why Should the British Trust Him on Ukraine?

‘We can’t afford to feed our own people but we can afford to bankroll a war in Ukraine against Putin’ Really? The UK Prime Minister’s visit to Ukraine’s President climaxed by him admitting that he got the maths wrong about the war. Trouble is, Boris is not the Churchillian character neither Mr Zelensky nor the…

G7 Envies China’s BRI

G7 Envies China’s BRI

Biden, Johnson and von der Leyen are prepared to fight to the last Ukrainian to beat Russia and to hell with what happens to Ukraine along the way. Though G7’s recent €200 million knees up in Bavaria’s luxurious Elmau castle was, like the Commonwealth Heads’ meeting in Rwanda some days earlier, a criminal waste of…

‘If We Don’t End the War, War will End Us’*

‘If We Don’t End the War, War will End Us’*

Europe now is stuck ‘up to the gills’ with wide-ranging economic sanctions on Russia, and unable to confront the consequences. Emmanuel Macron irritated many people (just as Kissinger did at the WEF), when he said, ‘we should not humiliate Vladimir Putin’, because there must be a negotiated settlement. This has been French policy from early…