Mark Higgie

Euro notes

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…

Euro notes

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.…

Euro notes

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…

Euro notes

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…

Euro notes

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…

Euro notes

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…

Euro notes

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…

Euro wuflu notes

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Lonely Goatherd immunity While Australia has spent much of 2020 establishing Iron Curtain border regimes, Europe’s bewildering and ever-changing internal…

Euro notes

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Half-hearted Tory Spare a thought for the UK’s embattled lamb producers. How long will it be, they are wondering, until…

China notes

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Ducking Peking ASoviet-era joke had someone visiting the part of the commu- nist bureaucracy which issued permission to move your…

Trade notes

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Boris picks a real Tory In his two years as prime minister, Tony Abbott achieved more to help Australia’s exporters…

Euro notes

15 August 2020 9:00 am

How dangerous for Boris is Nigel? The first anniversary of Boris Johnson’s prime ministership didn’t bring him good news. Firstly,…

Euro notes

27 June 2020 9:00 am

How DFAT (yet again) let us down Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s robust initiative in leading the call for an independent…

Euro notes

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Two countries divided by a common pandemic In late 1970, British prime minister Ted Heath learnt that his Australian counterpart…

Euro notes

8 May 2020 11:00 pm

Europe’s bogus bogeyman The coronavirus pandemic is proving a tough time for the Left. The all-consuming focus on a real…

Euro notes

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Tories in the time of Coronavirus Who would have thought until a few weeks ago that Boris Johnson’s success over…

Euro notes

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Auf Wiedersehen, Willkommenspolitik What a difference five years makes. In the European summer of 2015, a huge wave of illegal…

London notes

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Drinking English champagne A visit to London to watch the end of Britain’s 47-year membership of the European project reveals…

So, how did I do?

16 December 2019 9:09 pm

Few tasks are more daunting than writing an election forecast which won’t appear in print until after the result; so…

England diary

16 November 2019 9:00 am

In two recent visits to England, the ostensibly Conservative government has allowed the Extinction Rebellion extremists to shut down central…

Euro notes

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Hungary rhapsody for Tony Abbott If only the voters of Warringah had been Hungarian. The land of goulash and paprika,…

Molotov’s poisonous cocktail

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Yesterday’s 80th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, the curtain-raiser for Hitler’s invasion of Poland a week later,…

Euronotes

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Re-stocking the knacker’s yard If there is an Englishman more hated by the European establishment than Boris Johnson, it’s Nigel…

Euronotes

6 July 2019 9:00 am

The hybrid Boris Johnson How is it that the likeable Boris Johnson has become such a hate-figure? The British Left…

European notes

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Inside the knacker’s yard Why should we care about the European Union’s elections? The most famous thing about the European…