California

How California could be heading for its own version of Brexit

11 December 2016 11:30

On the face of it, Brits and Californians don’t have much in common: one prefers a spot of Earl Grey, the…

The white-knuckle terror of being driven by a dopehead

25 May 2015 16:36

‘Hidden menace of the drivers high on drugs,’ says the headline in today’s Daily Mail, revealing that – according to…

Can Silicon Valley ever be replicated in London?

26 November 2013 11:41

Trying to clone Silicon Valley has been a cornerstone of this coalition’s business policy. Rohan Silva, until recently the PM’s…

Primaries and recall elections may be nice ideas, but they won’t transform British politics

3 June 2013 13:14

Say at least this for those twin gadflies Douglas Carswell MP and Daniel Hannan MEP, they are optimists in a…

25 February 2009: They wish we all could be Californian: the new Tory

2 March 2012 18:14

With the news that Steve Hilton is heading back to the West Coast, we’ve dug up this piece from 2009…

Steve Hilton to leave Downing St

2 March 2012 16:17

The Prime Minister’s strategy chief is heading to California to teach for a one year sabbatical, we learn. But who…

Winning with Governor Moonbeam

8 September 2011 21:56

Surprise: there’s some good news coming out of California! Governor Jerry Brown, enjoying his second tour in office, has taken…

Texas Lessons for Glasgow and Liverpool

15 June 2011 13:28

Since Rick Perry’s campaign theme – assuming he runs – will be It Worked In Texas, it’s worth observing that…

Will he be back?

6 January 2011 12:55

Clichéd, for sure, but it is the line that’s tagged every story about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s departure from office. Will Arnie…

California Dreamin’

2 November 2010 17:29

Amidst the Democrats’ doom and gloom over the US midterm elections, there is one race that will give Obama hope,…

Drug Dealers in Favour of Prohibition

29 March 2010 16:07

What does left mean these days? And what, for that matter, about right? Increasingly the divide that really matters is…

Dave, California and Greece

15 March 2010 16:50

So I had an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times yesterday in which, inter alia, I compared Britain’s fiscal position…

Open Source Toryism

9 February 2010 14:48

David Cameron’s speech on “Rebuilding trust in politics” (good luck with that!) was the usual curate’s egg: nice and appealling…

Vote for the Sheep!

3 February 2010 23:19

It’s not the Coroner’s race in New Orleans, but this GOP ad in California is still pretty special. In the…

The Governator Strikes Back

28 October 2009 14:44

It’s been a while since we last checked in on Arnold Schwarzenegger and last time we looked California remained a…

The Danger of Wanting to be Californian

26 February 2009 15:34

Fraser’s article on the Californification of the Tory party is a splendid piece of work and highly recommended. I enjoyed…