James Allan

Australian notes

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Compare and contrast So it’s coming up to a year since one Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president…

Australian notes

2 December 2017 9:00 am

The Textorising of the right Let me make a confession, one that should you utter it out loud would mark…

Australian notes

18 November 2017 9:00 am

The Bennelong bedwetter Some say that this innovative and agile Team Turnbull government continues to go from strength to strength.…

Even worse in WA

11 November 2017 9:00 am

We all know that the Liberal party MPs are in a world of pain. The polls are diabolical. Political death…

Australian notes

4 November 2017 9:00 am

John Howard and the black hand It is not particularly far-fetched to claim that the Liberal Party is in big…

Trump notes

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Lefties on their knees Just when you thought political life in the United States simply could not become more polarised,…

Why Turnbull cannot be English

28 September 2017 7:24 am

There is a school of thought that Malcolm Turnbull can still salvage his leadership of the Liberal Party here in…

The Senate is dysfunctional

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Look across the entire democratic world and you will notice that some countries have only one legislative chamber. New Zealand…

Coming soon to a campus near you

9 September 2017 9:00 am

If you are not worried about the state of free enquiry in universities around the Anglosphere then you are probably…

Bottom drawer

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Deep in the bowels of the Australian Safe Schools Supporters (ASSS) headquarters, a planning session was taking place. All those…

Australian notes

19 August 2017 9:00 am

On Noel and Richo Last week in the Australian Noel Pearson wrote a piece responding to Graham Richardson’s earlier claim…

I believe the children are our future?

13 August 2017 7:15 pm

What do German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,…

A politically incorrect three-point plan for government

9 August 2017 7:16 am

Same-sex marriage off the agenda? Here is my politically incorrect list of what any right-of-centre political party in Australia needs…

Australian notes

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Sensible centre is for suckers   I am going to point to the US, the UK and modern mainstream protestant…

Gillian Triggs: the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

26 July 2017 1:01 pm

In today’s Australian Chris Kenny has a wholly accurate piece on Gillian Triggs. Kenny sets out the ways in which Triggs…

The crucial left/right divide

12 July 2017 10:29 am

Forget all the recent talk about labels and who gets to wear the tag of ‘centrist’ or ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’…

The black hands of Liberalism

27 June 2017 11:29 am

Somewhere near Liberal Party HQ the comrades of the Black Hand gathered to discuss their next move in the overthrow…

If you thought the federal Liberal Party was bad…

10 April 2017 3:17 pm

This weekend’s truly awful swing against the Libs in NSW reminds us all that as bad as the Liberal politicians…

There is no alternative?

6 March 2017 7:34 pm

How many readers believe that any political party in the democratic world can continue to win every single election for…

Thinking further about your departure, Cory…

22 February 2017 12:21 pm

What’s done is done and can n’er be undone.  You’ve left the Liberal Party behind and barring a Black Swan set of circumstances…

Fatuous fallacies

17 February 2017 7:33 am

I confess that my expectations when it comes to Liberal Party MPs are pretty low these days.   Many of them are quite content with…

The 16 per cent non-solution

8 February 2017 7:03 am

As you read this it will have been half a year since Mr Turnbull and the Coalition limped back into…

When did aristocracy come back into vogue?

9 December 2016 7:13 am

Listen these days to some of the world’s elite politicians, commentators and officials pontificate and you’d think you were living…

Those upper house blues

19 August 2016 7:28 am

Here’s a question for all you readers.  Of course I don’t expect anyone who’s gone through an Australian high school…

Groupthink in the media and political classes

7 July 2016 7:22 am

Never have so few done so little for so many. That more or less sums up our political class in…