Drinking with Ken Clarke

After the tour de force of Ken Clarke’s recent speech on the triggering of Article 50, the process for taking the UK out of the EU, he deserved a drink. Clarke has long been known as someone who grew from fairly humble origins to a political bon vivant – fond of...

End of Year Review

David Bowie. Alan Rickman. Prince. Mohamed Ali. John Glenn. Fidel Castro. Aleppo. Unrelentingly, unforgivingly, 2016 has extracted its toll. Soon, President Trump will be inaugurated. Beyond that, at some stage, in some way, almost half a century of UK membership of...