David Paton

The dangers of comparing different countries' death rates

16 April 2020 10:17 pm

Using differences in coronavirus death rates between countries to draw out policy conclusions is becoming a very popular pastime. Unfortunately,…

How Boris can avoid May’s Brexit trap during EU trade talks

18 December 2019 8:13 pm

Much of the nation breathed a sigh of relief when the exit poll was released. Whatever one’s views of the…

The lure of Corbynomics

30 November 2019 6:00 pm

With the polls seemingly reluctant to move in their favour, Labour have set out their stall very clearly: they hope…

Boris’s nightmare is that the EU accepts his Brexit offer

24 August 2019 3:30 pm

As was to be expected, the EU’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s offer of revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement if the backstop…

A Halloween no-deal Brexit is no longer a scary prospect

7 July 2019 5:00 pm

Project Fear is back after a seasonal break. Far from resolving anything, Theresa May’s decision to delay Brexit back in…