• Britain still has a structural deficit.
  • So it’s farewell to Denmark’s Social Democrats – and now, possibly, Mariano Rajoy – and hello to Syriza and Law & Justice.  With incumbents under pressure all over Europe, David Cameron’s achievement in pushing up the Conservative share of the vote and gaining a Commons majority stands out.
  • The Leave Campaign needs a non-Conservative to lead it.  Preferably a woman.  Perhaps even a non-Brit.  Gisela Stuart is thus perfectly qualified.
  • Goodbye, lock-them-up-and-throw-away-the-key.  Hello, get-them-rehabilitated-and-away-from-crime.
  • The Lords is writing a collective suicide note.
  • Harvey Proctor is innocent.
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour is leaving a gap in British politics for a social democratic force to fill.  Maybe even a new social democratic party.
  • For the Archbishop of Canterbury to back military action is rare, and for the Pope to do so is unprecedented in modern times.  That’s the measure of the challenge which ISIS in particular, and Islamist extremism more broadly, poses to liberal democracy and traditional religious values.
  • The lesson of the RoadTrip 2015 saga is that no political party has a long-term future without members and activists.
  • Watch Ruth Davidson.
  • America is in a bad place.
  • Britain’s mainstream political parties are a conspiracy against the interests of its young people.
  • The SNP only has to be lucky once.
  • Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper were conservative movement leaders.  Now both are gone, Malcolm Turnbull is Australia’s Prime Minister and Canada’s Conservatives have a temporary leader, Rona Ambrose.  With Cameron, John Key and Turnbull is place, the Anglosphere’s centre-right leadership is more centralist.
  • Britain may well still have a structural deficit in five years’ time.

P.S: What Liberal Democrats?