Brexit will not break up the Union

Brexit will not break up the Union

So the EU has pronounced on the future of the island of Ireland; if there is a Border Poll – or referendum – in Northern Ireland in favour of Irish unity, then the Province can duly join the Irish Republic inside the European Union. Sensational news?  Hardly. In...
Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

Nearly one-quarter of Conservative Party gains in last Thursday’s local elections were in Scotland which has just 8 per cent of the UK population. The result will have surprised many elsewhere who have been following  what has often appeared to be Scotland’s...
Why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria

Why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria

Read Article This article was featured in the New Statesman Barack Obama made a virtue of his decision not to follow the “Washington playbook” on Syria. His successor had an opportunity to distinguish himself. Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria has clung on to power...