Better Together…

The debate about Scottish Independence has mainly turned on knotty economic questions like whether Scotland can actually afford to go it alone. Such questions are of course important, but for most Scots – certainly for this one – their support for the ‘Yes’ or the ‘No’ campaigns rests not on dry facts and statistics, or […]

Liberal Hawks: Where are they now?

The tenth Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq has prompted a number of politicians and pundits, particularly on the left, to look back at the war and their changing attitude towards it. In a recent column for the Times, the Labour MP Dave Anderson declared that he was wrong to oppose the war at the […]

Right to left

“If you are not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain” Winston Churchill never actually made this quip, but the kernel of truth it supposedly contains has taken root as a truism of political thought. Leftist idealism is for […]