Politics


Will Covid spawn electoral success?

With approval ratings as high as 90 per cent Australia’s state leaders and the parties they lead look set to reap the rewards of keeping…



UK breakup: Apocalypse soon?

The doomsters are having a field day in the troubled United Kingdom. They foresee a conjunction of seismic events, if not now, then shortly. Murray…


A sovereignty crisis of a different kind

In Australia the clarion call of ‘Take back control’ has become the war cry of a re-energised republican movement. Brexiters are not amused, writes Geoff…




How the EU confounds its critics

The European Union’s reaction to coronavirus and its economic implications continues to defy the doom merchants. In the face of the usual Eurosceptic predictions of…


Nationalists of a very different hue

Competing forms of nationalism are about to change the economic and political world order. And the decisive moment is coming soon when “good” nationalism and…