This week’s Guardian column is on the hunt for ever purer national sovereignty and the trap that means Britain is condemned to be always reenacting the bitter politics of trying to leave the EU … with no prospect of satisfaction because we have already left.
I haven’t updated this site for a while. In the unlikely event that anyone visits it to catch up with what I have been writing for the Guardian, that is all here. (The latest one was on Boris Johnson and the shallowness of Tory conversion to the cause of carbon reduction.)
But the reason for posting today is the arrival of a new Politics on the Couch podcast – on rationality and democracy, recorded in person with Professor Steven Pinker.
This week’s column is on Labour malaise and the leader’s contribution to it.
Also, I pontificated on the Guardian weekly politics podcast.
This week’s column is about the long tail of Brexit in British political culture; Boris Johnson’s gift for deferring hard choices and Keir Starmer’s difficulty getting into the national conversation.
In which we discuss his new book and the ways in which he failed as leader of the Labour party.
(And, related, a column I didn’t post the other week on “Global Britain” delusions and cabinet rows over an Australian trade deal.)