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Brexit means Brexit – and it hurts!

British negotiators in Brussels are missing the point and will never win a good deal. Why? Because the European Union is more about politics than…


Macron returns to reform

C’est la rentrée. It is the time when France sees the annual migration of its people returning from rural or maritime retreats to the great…





A second Brexit referendum?

A growing number of people want Brexit stopped before Britain does itself irreparable economic and international damage, writes Murray Ritchie. When the British diplomat –…


Food is the stuff of life – or death

The management of resources must surely take precedent in government policy and business strategy in the years ahead if we are to avoid muddled thinking…


A soft Brexit made in Scotland?

Add together the Scottish contingent in the Commons – 35 SNP, 13 Tories, seven Labour and four Liberal Democrats – and you find a formidable…



France looks to a new generation

The torch of the Lumières has been passed onto Emmanuel Macron. The signs are that it will be a heavy load to carry, writes John…