Far from being confident, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s recent behaviour demonstrates a man who’s increasingly panicking.
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Britain cannot afford to take so long to incorporate international lessons as the epidemic progresses.
Garvan Walshe: The virus shows the decline of Western democratic culture. Rebuilding it will take hard work.
Sensationalising data is all too common in politics. We have to end this trend if we want to keep people safe.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
As long as their activists call them “colonialists” and candidates glorify the IRA, the idea is as convincing as a Hannukah greeting from Jeremy Corbyn.
Garvan Walshe: Kushner’s Middle East peace deal won’t work for Israelis, Palestinians – or anyone else
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
Garvan Walshe: The shooting down of a civilian flight does Iran’s rulers more harm than the assassination of Soleimani
Within Tehran’s divided and vengeful establishment, the race is on to avoid blame. But the regime as a whole has been found wanting.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
Garvan Walshe: How the majority needed to deliver Brexit will thwart the reform needed to make a success of it
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Garvan Walshe: You can’t eat the hashd al-sha’bi or fill up your car with Hezbollah. Iran’s theocrats hunker down as protests mount.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over a hundred people are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
Garvan Walshe: Nobody except the Catalan separatists will gain from Spain’s second election of the year
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
Like rugby team experiencing ‘white line fever’, it seems the closer the objective is, the more unforced errors they suffer.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
Garvan Walshe: Netanyahu, the great survivor, clings to power – as police investigators wait for him in the wings
The opposition are allowing him first dibs at forming a government. This is a major risk for them, because he is a famed dealmaker.
The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.