Every December for the past few years I’ve done a thread on twitter of my favourite books, in case anyone is looking for Christmas present suggestions…
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On 15 September 2021 the Australian government announced that they intended to abandon a project to build diesel submarines for the Royal Australian…
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Three internal Tory rows this week neatly illustrated the thesis of my last piece – that the government is trapped in a doom loop by its own voter…
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And if it is, when will it concede?
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UK budgets and fiscal statements are an elaborate game in which governments pretend to be fiscally conservative and the markets pretend this is…
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The Iranian regime is fighting a protest movement it does not understand and cannot seem to control
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Fixing the asylum system requires identifying the right problem
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This post is in two halves. The first is an update on the substack and our plans for the next few months; the second is, as promised, a final update on…
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‘Jaw, jaw is better than war, war.’ Winston Churchill 1954, As is often the case with familiar quotes this is not quite what Churchill actually said…
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Back in the distant days of July when writing about the Truss vs Sunak leadership contest I said that if I’d had a vote I’d have gone for Sunak. This…
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Winters loom large in the military history of Russia and Ukraine, famously when they were fighting together as part of Imperial Russia against Napoleon…
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With the Tories in disarray Labour need to start laying the ground for radical reforms
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