Mark Higgie

The deluded Downing Street disappointment

9 July 2022 9:00 am

How Boris makes even Morrison look like a conservative

Cavalier King Charles

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Time to muzzle our future monarch

Vlad’s latest disaster

4 June 2022 9:00 am

The Kremlin’s master strategist strikes again

France’s choice between bad and terrible

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Le Pen closes on Macron

Hungarians stick with Vic

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Hated by the Left , Orban thrives

Vlad’s twitchy generals

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s invasion is not going to plan

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19 March 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s brutal imperialism Putin signalled early during his rule his fury that Moscow’s former empire had slipped the leash. After…

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19 February 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s poker game If the latest warnings of a Russian invasion of Ukraine prove right, you’ll be reading this as…

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8 January 2022 9:00 am

Testing times for the second Covid Christmas Those like me inclined to whinge about Europe’s reaction to Covid are regularly…

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4 December 2021 9:00 am

Tories all at sea on boats On hearing France’s interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, on why so many would-be migrants cross…

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20 November 2021 9:00 am

The green zealot in number 10 After opening the Glasgow eco-jamboree, Boris Johnson did something which once would have been…

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9 October 2021 9:00 am

Merkel’s woeful legacy How ironic but unsurprising that Angela Merkel, for sixteen years leader of her country’s once-conservative Christian Democrats,…

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2 October 2021 9:00 am

App-artheid europe Here’s an interesting thought. Imagine Australia’s state premiers were put in charge of Europe. How would our politicians…

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25 September 2021 9:00 am

The lost decade Australia should buy or lease a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines to replace the calamitous Collins Class boats…

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7 August 2021 9:00 am

Travels with my App   How the Covid tables have turned. In the pandemic’s initial stages, the Anglo world congratulated…

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10 July 2021 9:00 am

Europe’s rightward drift Two of the great issues which animated the woke EU establishment until recently were hatred of Donald…

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5 June 2021 9:00 am

Woke juggernaut gets the wobbles It often feels as if the woke Left is omnipotent, razing all before it as…

‘Crackpot’ lab leak theory suddenly ‘feasible’

4 June 2021 12:00 pm

What a difference a year makes. Sir Richard Dearlove, the MI6 chief (‘C’) from 1999 to 2004, was first interviewed on the UK’s excellent Planet Normal podcast almost exactly a year ago. His…

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8 May 2021 9:00 am

Reds under the downing street beds Two unorthodox senior advisors to Number 10 deserve attention. The first and most prominent…

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1 May 2021 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s eco-road to ruin The results of Scotland’s elections next week will dominate British politics for the foreseeable future.…

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17 April 2021 9:00 am

Europe’s political cross-dressers A good Tony Abbott story is that early during his time as an MP, he did a…

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13 March 2021 9:00 am

Boris & the nightmare of Lady MacStalin After Alex Salmond, Scotland’s former first minister, claimed his successor Nicola Sturgeon had…

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13 February 2021 9:00 am

Ursula Fond o’ Lyin’ Odd policy choices continue to bedevil Boris Johnson’s government. Almost a year after Australia started putting…

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16 January 2021 9:00 am

Brexit Boost for Boris Having won a thumping majority a year ago, Boris Johnson keeps squandering the early, widespread good…

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9 January 2021 9:00 am

Europe’s woke Iron Curtain Who could have predicted that the gulf between Europe’s west and east would still be there…