Hugh McManners Blog

Oil versus Communism

(With acknowledgement to Nigel Molesworth) When is it OK to send in military forces to intervene in the affairs of another country? Answer: when the UN Security Council vote to say you can…. But...

What a Difference a Month Makes

Between February 18th and 20th, the elected government of the Ukraine was overthrown by armed revolution. As Ukraine is the equal-third most corrupt country in the world, neither the outgoing or in-coming governments are...

The Heart of Darkness Falls Across Us All

Questionable Surveys, Deaths and Lamentable Predictions During Tony Blair’s interview on the BBC Today programme this morning, I was listening for some hint of uncertainty in his views on Iraq. He’s making too much...

Ideologists stirring it up in Crimea

I’ve been amazed at the hysterical rigidity of Western responses to President Putin’s Crimea intervention; accusations of Hitleresque moves that threaten the stability of Europe, and a crisis that could lead to World War...