Credibility, yes; Ideology, no thank you, Mr McDonnell!

Two non-eventful things happened this week that left an impression on me. I watched a fairly long interview with the British Labour Party Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, and I bought the Conservative magazine ‘The Spectator’ for the first time in forty years. I spent six euros on the Spectator and settled down in my local […]

Is the word ‘populist’ an insult?

  The word ‘populism’ seems to appear practically every day in the media. Indeed, the media appears to spend an inordinate amount of time on what they consider is the ‘populist’ rhetoric of Donald Trump. At times they do speak of other populist personalities, especially those in countries like Poland and Hungary, but mainly it’s […]

Will They Be Remembered?

President Donald Trump gave his first speech to the 535 odd members of the Joint Session of the United States Congress some days ago where he received enthusiastic applause and cheers from most of the attending 290 Republicans. The Democrats sat in silence. In tone it was presidential; the first presidential type speech by Mr. […]