In labeling NATO a dangerous “anacronym” the general has chosen the perfect title for his timely essay pointing out that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has morphed from a strictly defensive pact, governed by tightly worded treaty terms, into...
Many years ago I sat through the most fascinating lectures on Soviet studies delivered by RMA Sandhurst professor Chris Donnelly. In those far off days as a subaltern, I used to peer through the wire on the inner German border...
It has been a source of constant amazement to me after 35 years in the City and ten in politics how few people understand money , I do not mean the scatter brained amongst us who squander it on...
Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by euro sceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people. This is quite natural, politics is...
It might be fruitful to examine the phenomenon of European citizenship given the commission’s posturing on the thorny subject of an EU army. Leaving a purely mercenary aspect aside, Goorkas, Swiss Guard and privately raised fighting forces, most armies...
The study of law has fascinated mankind almost since the beginning of time, but for the purposes of modern appraisal in a secular society it is probably pragmatic to restrict the debate to what society requires of law what...
An interesting failure of representative politics took place in September, long debated in the country a private members bill came to fruition, a very modest step towards assisted suicide for those in terminal and painful decline medically with no...
I remember only too well when I was a budding City slicker, bright eyed and bushy tailed, a mop of blond hair, keen to please,looking forward expectantly to a long holiday weekend of a late Friday afternoon, sun streaming...

Death of TTIP

Last year I outlined my unease at the prospect of a TTIP agreement, simplistically a trade bloc deal between America and the EU. The concept was unpopular with many but, as I wrote at the time, probably not for...
The pending May election is beginning to take on an Alice in Wonderland quality. It is generally undisputed that in the western democracies the electorate go to the polls to judge the current or indeed future administrations on the...

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