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Why Britain is not isolated in Europe

December 13, 2011


Since the European Summit on Friday, when David Cameron blocked an EU-wide treaty, many in the media have talked a lot of balls about the United Kingdom and “isolation”. Those who have criticised the Prime Minister, (who, funnily enough, have mostly been Europhiles), have bemoaned our lack of “influence” in Europe. If one follows the […]

What to do in Libya?

March 10, 2011


The clamour for a no-fly zone over Libya is deafening; and so frightening is the sound that politicians may soon lose their heads and concede to creating one. I keep asking myself: what would the no-fly zone be for? James Forsyth, political editor of The Spectator magazine, seems to think it’d help the rebels defeat […]

Napoleon or Wellington?

October 14, 2010


Xavier Rauscher and I like to indulge in some Anglo-French banter now and again, and tonight we happened upon the eternal question: who was better, Napoleon or Wellington? I personally believe Napoleon is overrated. He was a good commander with flashes of brilliance, but that was at the beginning of his career against armies unused […]