Eliot Wilson

Chaos in the Commons benefits the SNP

23 February 2024 4:06 am

Wednesday’s chaotic procedures in the House of Commons have handed an enormous soapbox to the SNP’s Stephen Flynn. The MP…

How Britain helped Robert Mugabe rise to power

21 February 2024 4:30 pm

A century ago today, Robert Mugabe was born. The man who would come to rule over Zimbabwe between 1980 and…

Why Denmark is sending all its artillery to Ukraine

20 February 2024 1:35 am

The Munich Security Conference has been nicknamed the ‘Davos of defence’. Every year, politicians, security analysts, military leaders and campaigners…

Can Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill save Northern Ireland?

5 February 2024 5:41 pm

The appointment of a new executive by the Northern Ireland Assembly on Saturday was a hugely significant moment. There was…

It is still early days for the DUP’s new power-sharing deal

30 January 2024 6:42 pm

It has been nearly two years since the last elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly. Sinn Féin, for the first…

Jacques Delors: an unlikely Brexit hero

31 December 2023 2:13 am

‘Up yours, Delors!’ It was the perfect headline for the Sun: crude, defiant, unambiguous and directed at a Frenchman. The paper’s…

Why can’t the Tories come up with a good nickname for Keir Starmer?

27 December 2023 6:00 pm

When a nickname really hits its target, there is a satisfying beauty about it: a quippy sobriquet that catches the…

The truth about Ireland’s Troubles amnesty law challenge

22 December 2023 2:30 am

Christmas is a time when those who are closest to each other fight most bitterly. Ireland, which is bringing a…

Dominic Cummings is right about the trouble with cabinet leaks

4 November 2023 12:42 am

It’s a pity that Dominic Cummings’s rude WhatsApp messages dominated the headlines following his appearance at the Covid inquiry this…

Why does the BBC think we need a Today programme podcast?

4 October 2023 5:00 pm

Is there really room in the crowded market for a new podcast about politics, presented by two male Oxbridge graduates?…

Britain’s shrinking army faces an uncertain future

9 September 2023 11:00 am

Old soldiers never die, the song goes, they just fade away. Next year, General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the…