Hello Spectator readers! It's a great pleasure to be here. My thanks to the boffins for all their work in transferring this blog from its old home at The Debatable Land to these plush new surroundings. I've been reading the Spectator since I was a teenager and, in fact, spent a couple of weeks' worth
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So what may you expect from this blog? Well, I generally write about American, British and Scottish politics from a jaundiced libertarian perspective (is there any other kind of libertarianism?) Current preoccupations include, but are scarcely limited to, the future of the Republican party in the United States, the unbearable expectations greeting Barack Obama, the prospects, if any, of a Tory revival in Scotland and the necessity of doubting anything and everything the current Prime Minister says. Also, of course, cricket and England's prospects of regaining the Ashes this summer. There'll probably also be posts attempting to persuade you that PG Wodehouse can supply the answers to most of life's conundrums...
Anyway, a blog is in many ways as much a conversation or a debate as anything else. So I look forward to grappling with your comments, ideas, suggestions and emails. Let' have a blast, eh?