Brexit will be the defining event for Europe in 2019. But another big story will also hog the headlines: the continued political aftershocks from German Chancellor Merkel’s decision in 2015 to welcome between one and two million Third World migrants, who were mostly not refugees according to European Union Council President Tusk.


The relationship between Gosnell and the Democratic reaction to the SoTU; musings on priority plane tickets; and thoughts on Melania Trump and women’s magazines


In the latest thrilling parliamentary episode of Brexit, the hopes and expectations of, among other Remainers, House of Commons speaker John Bercow were largely disappointed, and the hopes of Brexiteers began to rise again. That was not supposed to happen.


Arriving in London for a posting at Australia House during the dying days of the Blair government, I was told by our astute High Commissioner at the time that a thing to bear in mind was that Britain was much more left-wing than Australia.