Theresa May’s election victory no longer certain

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 3, 2017 Six weeks ago, when Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, it seemed a foregone conclusion this was simply a formality to boost her parliamentary majority and strengthen her hand in negotiating Brexit

Britain needs election to clear Brexit fog

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs November 4, 2016 At the heart of Britain’s Brexit drama is a fundamental problem of political legitimacy. None of the main players now in leading roles has any mandate to have their voices heard. This central void loomed

Facts, and Opinions, that matter this week

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cheer at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir Reporting Turkish coup crumbles, crowds answer call to streets, by Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble