James Allan

New York diary

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The Brexit symposium I am here in New York City thanks to New York University, and in particular to the…

Australian notes

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Diversity’s hypocrites Let’s say that you’re a ‘diversity’ freak. What you want in life is to take some group X,…

Australian Notes

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Well, that was another depressingly terrible week for free speech in this country as political correctness and identity politics stayed…

Conservative notes

1 April 2017 9:00 am

O’Sullivan’s Law & the Ramsay Centre John O’Sullivan is a British journalist, one time editor of the US’s National Review,…

Del-con notes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Terry, you’re wrong… My esteemed fellow Speccie contributor Terry Barnes last week offered some advice to the federal Coalition based…

Australian notes

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Tim wilson is wrong In this past Saturday’s Inquirer page, Liberal MP Tim Wilson – former Commissioner in the Australian…

Australian notes

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Tim wilson is wrong In this past Saturday’s Inquirer page, Liberal MP Tim Wilson – former Commissioner in the Australian…

Brief candle

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of PM…

Brief candle

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of PM…

Vulgarian? Populist? Brawler?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The inauguration is over and we now have the most unlikely of US presidents. A complete outsider to politics and…

Vulgarian? Populist? Brawler?

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

The inauguration is over and we now have the most unlikely of US presidents. A complete outsider to politics and…

John Key’s score card

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just how good a Prime Minister was New Zealand’s recently retired John Key? I ask the question as a right-of-centre,…

John Key’s score card

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

Just how good a Prime Minister was New Zealand’s recently retired John Key? I ask the question as a right-of-centre,…

Australian notes

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Malcolm the Fission Fiasco I don’t agree with all those many right-of-centre commentators who think the current Prime Minister, Mr…

Australian notes

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Malcolm the Fission Fiasco I don’t agree with all those many right-of-centre commentators who think the current Prime Minister, Mr…

Trump, Turnbull & Abbott

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s say you’ve recently been hired to earn a living as an opinion piece writer for a newspaper. Let’s really…

Trump, Turnbull & Abbott

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

Let’s say you’ve recently been hired to earn a living as an opinion piece writer for a newspaper. Let’s really…

When bias is patently clear

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Here is journalist Rex Murphy of Canada’s National Post calling out the patent bias of so many journalists and opinion…

When bias is patently clear

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

Here is journalist Rex Murphy of Canada’s National Post calling out the patent bias of so many journalists and opinion…

Cartoons are forever

12 November 2016 9:00 am

From the outside few observers would have guessed that this is where so many of their taxpayers’ dollars had been…

Cartoons are forever

10 November 2016 3:00 pm

From the outside few observers would have guessed that this is where so many of their taxpayers’ dollars had been…

Conservative notes

5 November 2016 9:00 am

And they wonder why their supporters are deserting them… The whole 18C hate-speech saga is now verging on the pathetic.…

Conservative notes

3 November 2016 3:00 pm

And they wonder why their supporters are deserting them… The whole 18C hate-speech saga is now verging on the pathetic.…

Conservative Notes

29 October 2016 9:00 am

You’d be hard pressed to be overly optimistic about the state of conservative politics in the developed English-speaking world right…

Conservative Notes

27 October 2016 2:00 pm

You’d be hard pressed to be overly optimistic about the state of conservative politics in the developed English-speaking world right…