The fashionable Whig view that the executive is secretive and tyrannical and the House of Commons impotent is nonsense. That does not mean that all is well with our parliamentary system or our MPs
The president of the Philippines has made one of the most unusual journeys in the democratic world. The former security boss to Ferdinand Marcos became the unofficial spokesman for liberal democracy...
Why have the tabloids become so awful? It is simple economics
Foreign fishermen gaining access to British fishing quotas seems unjust to the fishing communities in the west of England. But it makes some of their members rich and is economically efficient
The transformation of a perky, blonde cheerleader into a sandal-wearing writer
When Christopher Tookey suggested in the Daily Mail that the film "Crash" should be banned, he became a hate figure of the liberal establishment
The Milosevic regime in Belgrade is faltering but the spirit of Serbian nationalism burns as strong as ever in Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb mini-state. William Tribe, who taught English for...
Jeremy Clarke confesses a blind spot for Dickens and a love of playing Pat the Balloon