Some good came out of the negotiating chamber this week, but it concerned Iran rather than Greece

18 July 2015 9:00 am

As an occasional lecturer on the abstruse topic of the efficacy of sanctions in conflict resolution, I find myself much…

Greece should remember the lesson of Black Wednesday

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The campaign to keep Greece in the euro has resulted in five years of groundhog days. The unfortunate country seems…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Why Greece isn’t recovering: the view from a cruise ship

4 May 2013 9:00 am

This column comes to you from the cruise ship Minerva in the Greek port of Piraeus. Why I’m aboard is…

So the Cypriots cop it for having fallen for the honeyed promises of the EU

23 March 2013 9:00 am

I had forgotten about Cyprus. I suppose it was lodged somewhere near the back of my mind as a cheap…

In Cyprus as in Britain, the prudent must pay for others’ folly – but not like this

23 March 2013 9:00 am

The Cypriots are the authors of their own misfortune, having turned their banking system into a rackety offshore haven for…

Politics: The right way to help Ireland

27 November 2010 12:00 am

Why is Britain committing £7 billion to a bailout which will trap Ireland in its present discontents?

I no longer understand what ‘Ireland’ means

27 November 2010 12:00 am

The defining commentary of this on-going financial crisis, for me, came from Gerald Hill of the Midlands, in a letter to the Times in March 2009.