What has become of the British Conservative Party?

What has happened to the British Conservative Party. Once a proud party, a broad church,…

My latest short visit to Ukraine & election observation work.

What I was doing last week. My 11th election observation mission for OSCE / ODIHR…

Economic and political consquences of Britain Brexit (self)destruction.

(A note that was originally a comment on a friend’s Facebook post). I sympathise with…

UK backs independent media in Ukraine, & other reforms. Praise and concern.

I posted this comment on Facebook, especially aimed at Ukrainian professional friends who work on…

Shakespeare in Chernihiv, and Zaporizhzhya, North central, and South East Ukraine.

One thing puzzled me continually in the lovely historic small city of Chernihiv. Everywhere I…

Why everything you know about the UK housing crisis is wrong.

Housebuilding & homes crisis debunked. An unsuccessful entry for the ‘right wing’ ‘libertarian’ think tank…

Back in Ukraine as a professional International Election observer.

From 11 Feburary to 1 May I have been working in Ukraine as an election…

Birmingham and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Twin cities, back in the USSR?

Thanks to the library catalogue prompt at the Library of Birmingham, & the helpful staff…

The ridiculousness of ‘age barring’ alcohol related websites.

The most silly gesture of the ‘responsible drinking’ campaign and anti-alcohol lobby is the requirement…

How to end the obscenely excessive Executive pay at BT and other top firms.

In November 2013 in Liberator magazine I wrote about the failure of the shareholder model…