And if he is strong and the West weak, why has his Ukraine invasion gone wrong – and why are our governments showing unity and resolution?
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a man whose social media activity saw him in trouble with the law.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
The serious consequences and abuse that too many – from JK Rowling on – have faced for discussing these issues are worrying and wrong.
There is a mistaken view that threats to freedom stem from the state, but peer pressure can equally result in “despotism of custom”.
Researchers estimated that “a third and half of those reviewing a grant bid would mark it lower if it took a right-wing perspective”
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
Over the last few weeks, publications have routinely made errors in how they cover the GRA and JK Rowling. Readers must beware.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.