Ritchie


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…


Is the fog of Brexit beginning to clear?

Just possibly, concludes Murray Ritchie. Just when Theresa May escapes one Brexit trap two more are laid. Having probably avoided a leadership challenge because the…


A (Dis)United Kingdom after Brexit?

The UK as we know it might soon be a memory, writes Murray Ritchie. As Brexit approaches we hear ever-louder warnings that the constitutional make-up…


Will May put country or party first?

Slowly but surely public opinion is turning against Brexit. Should we drop the whole idea or are we moving towards a second referendum on the…


Brexit’s law of unintended consequences

Could England become independent as Scotland quits the UK? Murray Ritchie says emboldened nationalists are now showing renewed optimism amid growing signs of impatience with…


When reality bites

Is Prime Minister Theresa May resigned to Customs Union membership for the UK after Brexit? Murray Ritchie suspects the answer is ‘yes’. First it was…


Is the UK heading for a general election?

To the dismay of Brexiteers a hard-left Labour leader now appears more in tune with the business establishment than the splintered Tories, writes Murray Ritchie….


Delivering economic salvation

Murray Ritchie poses the question: With the emergence of Cyril Ramaphosa as president-in-waiting of South Africa can the so-called economic powerhouse of Africa finally live…