An update on Green support

February 16, 2018

It's time to have another look at what's been happening to the Green vote. Unfortunately, it depends a bit on what you're trying to measure.

What is a country?

January 18, 2018

Appeasement of China on the travel front opens some interesting questions about what should count as a country.

2017 in review

January 2, 2018 3

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

One last word about Queensland

December 19, 2017

Let's have a final look at how One Nation influenced the Queensland election. It's not at all what certain pundits would have you believe.

Fascist soufflĂ© doesn’t rise twice

December 8, 2017 4

Queensland's Liberal National Party finally concedes defeat. Labor's victory was less than fully convincing, but it was a major flop for One Nation.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

November 21, 2017 12

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.

Do we really have to go through this again?

November 13, 2017 5

So the Coalition no longer has a majority in the House of Representatives. Here's why that's no big deal.

A very quick election roundup

October 20, 2017

An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.

Countries that love their immigrants

August 29, 2017 2

Australia scores well on a world survey of attitudes to immigrants, but the implications for political debate are not entirely clear.

Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 1

Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.