Looking into politics and policies by governments around the world.

  • French Lessons for the UK? (4/24/2017) - Simon Smith After the latest electoral bombshell in France, I can’t help thinking there are implications for the UK, although at this stage it’s tough to know exactly what they are.  France was a bombshell, in as much that the second round will not contain any candidate from the established political landscape that have dominated…
  • Protecting the nation or jumping the gun? (3/14/2017) - UPDATE Trump’s new travel ban blocked by Judges again Obviously still not a well thought out effort. What the text seems to offer is not a process of thinking about protecting the nation but excusing the original document.   7 days, 7 countries, 78 “under-reported” attacks Seven days into the Trump administration, Donald J Trump signed…