Populism thrives under deflationary conditions, as in Japan and Germany in 1928-33, but populism in power often brings high inflation
It is the leaders and citizens of another Asian power that “should heed the lessons of Pearl Harbour.”
“There are people who wish I wouldn’t refer to China as our enemy. But that’s exactly what they are…”
Populism behaves like the drunken guest at a dinner party, who doesn’t respect the rules of public contestation but spells out painful problems
We don’t lay off our children or siblings in favour of lower cost alternatives.
Would it be constitutional, the prime minister wonders as the 380 foot behemoth wreaks havoc in central Tokyo?
Prime ministers came and went like karaoke singers taking turns at the microphone.
In a darkly sarcastic poem, Rudyard Kipling claimed that ”the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”
If the EU had displayed one tenth of the pragmatism and flexibility of ASEAN, Britain would still be a member.
The response of the British public was the political version of giving the finger. At the same time, it directed a ball of spit at the pollsters