We are still probably 15-20 months away from the next general election but the long campaign has already started. Rishi Sunak is holding an ‘away day’ for the cabinet this week to brainstorm ideas for the election. Labour’s manifesto preparation has started in earnest. The…
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Germany’s baffling reluctance to authorise the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine has highlighted Chancellor Scholz’s confusion over what is at…
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One of the joys of doing this substack is the response to pieces, in the comments and by email, particularly those on complex policy issues. We must…
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Ukrainian President Volodmir Zelensky is known to be a master communicator. His New Year’s speech moved many to tears. That same day, Zelensky took to…
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The NHS is currently enduring one of the worst crises in its history. The pictures of ambulances backed up outside hospitals and patients sleeping on…
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A family in Moscow watching President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia address the nation for the New Year. Credit...Alexander Nemenov/Agence France-Presse …
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Or why it's not the 1990s anymore...
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Happy new year to our readers and welcome to 2023. It was one year ago today that, after discussions over Christmas dinner, Dad and I started Comment is…
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