Politics




Leadership, or the sad lack of it

Brexit has cruelly exposed the western world’s lack of leadership, nowhere more than in the United Kingdom. Murray Ritchie poses the question: How did it…



Political peace in the UK is unlikely

Can the United Kingdom as currently constituted survive Brexit? Probably not, suggests Murray Ritchie. Later this month Britain’s House of Lords will debate the future…


Party strategists struggle to woo voters

There is a deep sense of frustration about how to stop and reverse the breakdown of understanding between ordinary people and the political leaders and…


The politics of research and science

Australia’s conservative coalition government has been caught intervening in the allocation of research funding. Labor is promising a comprehensive review of the country’s research needs…



Gilets jaunes : yellow is the new red

“It’s not a matter of the end of the world, it’s the end of the month that counts.” A grassroots quasi-revolutionary uprising is shaking the…