Rob Marchant Articles

We Are Arrested

Can is an educated, middle-class professional, living in a European country, who has, by any reasonable interpretation of the word, had a successful career. He is a nice guy, an intelligent and articulate man with a loving family, great friends and unusually...

Will Britain ever intervene again?

Yesterday’s Chilcot inquiry headlines were heavily critical of Tony Blair for Britain’s part in Iraq, a campaign undoubtedly imperfect in its execution, particularly after the Saddam regime’s collapse. But Blair was right to point out some of the main flaws in the...

Hope for Turkey

Erdogan needs to go —Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was once reported as saying that democracy for him was like a bus ride: when he reached his stop, he would get off. In recent years, he has often seemed to be edging closer and closer towards that stop....

That morning-after feeling

If the local election results were disappointing for Labour – outside London, that is – the European election results surely leave little doubt about the worrying national picture overall. For a start, our percentage lead over the Tories shrank from a measly two per...