October 20, 2017
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.
October 17, 2017
Austria's far right does badly on postal votes, shifting the atmospherics a bit from the way they looked on election night.
October 16, 2017 1 Comment
No surprises in Austria, with the centre-right well in the lead and the centre-left dropping to a new low. It's also been a particularly bad night for the Greens.
October 13, 2017 2 Comments
Scandal tarnishes the old parties in Austria, but some of the shine has come off the far right as well.
October 9, 2017
Stop worrying about the Second Amendment, and worry about the culture that treats violence as acceptable and makes guns seem like a good thing.
October 3, 2017 7 Comments
By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.
September 28, 2017 1 Comment
Catalonia has no chance of getting a credible vote for independence this week. Kurdistan has already got one, but it's not doing it much good.
September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Why I think Angela Merkel's performance on Sunday was rather better than you'd think from the newspaper headlines.
September 25, 2017
The leader of the free world is returned to office in a result that will probably see her in coalition with the Greens for the first time.
September 24, 2017
New Zealand copied its democratic electoral system from Germany, but also copied its least democratic and now pointless feature.