David Cameron: What I mean and what I say

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither...

Are the Tories about to self-destruct?

In the wake of a post-budget rebellion, EU splits, and the resignation of the Work & Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, are the Tories about...

An American Abroad During the Rise of Donald Trump

Every morning I wake up a few hours in the future and wonder what I missed while I slept: what new vitriol spat from...

NHS weekend working: the inside story

Let me give you a bit of personal history.  Apart from writing, I have been a freelance management consultant these past 23 years, the...

Spring Budget: our strong, yet vulnerable economy

The words "strong economy" seem pivotal to every sentence that is uttered by a Conservative party representative, and the phrase appears at every Prime...

EU Referendum: In, out, shake it all about…

I’ll make no bones about this: I think it’s a no-brainer that we should stay in the EU and that the PM committed to...

No Smoke. No Fire. Still burnt.

Most people in the UK have a general belief that we live in a society that is protected by a robust legal system there...

The Tory/Hunt NHS plan: First the Junior Doctors…

Mission Jeremy Hunt seems to be to alienate NHS staff, starting with junior doctors. Last week he announced that he would be imposing the...

Trident: Does it push your button?

The politics of the Trident programme have been used as a political football and used to play on our fears for years. Now more than...

While our NHS gently weeps – A tale of privatisation

In a nation battered by years of brutal war with Nazi Germany, Clement Attlee's "social contract" saw the introduction of a National Health Service,...