A conversation with the very engaging Professor Drew Westen, of Emory University, on the US election result, the incumbent president’s refusal to recognise it and some clinical answers to the perennial question of what, exactly, is his problem …
I had the peculiar, but not unfamiliar task this week of writing to a deadline that fell before the outcome of the US presidential election would be known; before the polls had even closed. It’s not my favourite challenge but it is always interesting – looking for something to say the night before that has a fighting chance of still being relevant the morning after.
I’m not best qualified to judge whether or not I managed it. At least the reference to Strictly Come Dancing in the intro is probably timeless.
In this episode of the Guardian’s Politics Weekly podcast I talk about possible consequences of the upcoming US presidential election on politics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
Latest Guardian column on the difficulty legislation for changes in behaviour, especially when the government is led by a man who is conspicuously attracted to unruliness and disobedience: here.
The latest episode of Politics on the Couch is live.
No. And least of all in Scotland. But that doesn’t stop the Conservative party and Boris Johnson behaving as if they are destined to rule the country. Such phenomenal self-belief is a strength, right up until it becomes a liability.
That’s the theme of this week’s column.