So much for the climate summiteers and all that Paris Accord

13 December 2018 12:29 pm

The climateers will soon be wrapping up their twenty-fourth annual shindig in Katowice – ironically, a city founded on coal…

Seven ways to bring down Western Civilisation

13 December 2018 7:23 am

Western Civilisation gets a bad rap these days. Despite the fact that it is the source of all our legal…

Gender anarchy for Christmas?

12 December 2018 6:49 pm

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old maxim communicates a simple truth.…

Paris is burning

12 December 2018 12:38 pm

Paris burned. The ‘jaune gilet’ (‘yellow vest’) mobs tore through the heart of Paris, trashed the Champs Elysee and graffitied…

What comes after populism? Nanny McPhee meets Leon Trotsky?

12 December 2018 7:04 am

The success of populist movements in democratic nations is leading many on the political left to envisage a recalibrated political…

Why the Liberal Party is bound for the exit

11 December 2018 4:03 pm

Try as I might I can’t imagine any possible, even unlikely, scenario where the Coalition government in Canberra manages to…

The Libs farewell free markets on electricity

11 December 2018 12:14 pm

I’m starting to wonder what the point of the Liberal Party actually is. I was until recently under the misapprehension…

Elites must pay political price for Brexit betrayal

11 December 2018 7:39 am

On June 23, 2016, the leaders of Britain’s three establishment political Parties smiled outside their carefully chosen polling stations. They…

Robert Mueller’s poisoned chalice

10 December 2018 5:19 pm

How would you feel, having spent almost two years and over $US30 million dollars, trying to prove that Donald Trump’s…

Does Dumbo wear Prada?

10 December 2018 12:12 pm

For the Republicans, there can be no doubt about it, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the gift that just keeps on giving. And…

Shock news: politics and consumer goods are two different things

10 December 2018 8:06 am

Last month’s Victorian election should be a warning sign to the citizens of Victoria and all Australian voters. Something stinks…

Shorten’s republic makes Brexit look well thought through

9 December 2018 6:45 pm

Bill Shorten has promised a plebiscite on the republic should he become prime minister after the next federal election. Unlike…

If May goes, the Tories have just one chance to replace her

8 December 2018 9:00 am

On Tuesday, MPs will face something rare: a Commons motion which really does deserve to be described as momentous. It…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s double defeat on Brexit

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Home Political hobbyists speculated on the future of Brexit if the government fell, if a new Conservative leader was chosen,…

Joan Collins: My own transgender moment

8 December 2018 9:00 am

I recently returned from several months in Los Angeles working on one of the most popular US TV shows. American…

Could the vote on the Brexit deal set a record for a government defeat in the Commons?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Big defeats Could the vote on the Brexit deal set a record for a government defeat in the Commons? Aside…

Letters: The consequences of a Corbyn government could be catastrophic

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Sleeping on the streets Sir: Mark Palmer claims that ‘homelessness is hardly a top government priority’ (‘Home truths’, 1 December). I…

If May’s deal falls, there may be enough Labour MPs to gain a majority for ‘Norway plus’

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Inside the Dominic Grieve amendment carried on Tuesday is the embryo of a new political party. Any parliamentary majority for what…

John le Carré is like Shakespeare – his plots are improbable beyond comprehension

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Thank the blessed Lord it’s over. Not Brexit, or Theresa May’s flailing and spastic governance. I’m talking about John le…

Why are children so fearful about the future?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

For any bosses from the Singapore education department reading this, I have a message. It comes from (I’d guess) most…

Will racial blending undermine identity politics? Let’s hope so

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Behold, the most incendiary statistic in America: the Census Bureau’s projection of when whites will become a minority in what…

Who’s really to blame for the Crossrail fiasco?

8 December 2018 9:00 am

There’s been a strong sense of pre-Christmas turkeys coming home to roost in this week’s news, as stories I’ve written…

Britain is heading towards a soft Brexit or a second referendum

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Unless Theresa May delays the vote, 11 December 2018 might be about to become one of the most important in…

War-gaming the Brexit vote: seven scenarios for what happens next

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Parliament is in deadlock over Brexit. So what can we expect in the coming days and weeks after the vote?…

Britain has become a country of braggarts and show-offs

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Over the past 20 years, the old British trait of self-deprecation has been killed off. And in its place, boasting…