Alex Massie is a former Washington correspondent for The Scotsman and The Daily Telegraph. He currently writes for The Spectator and blogs at


After a year of Corbyn’s ineffectual leadership, Labour had a chance to return to mainstream politics. Instead, its members chose to indulge in the sanctimony of permanent opposition.

The Road to Perdition

The case for war was made with ‘certainty which was not justified,” based on ‘flawed intelligence,’ and assessments that were ‘not challenged and should have been.’

Foreign Policy

Raúl Castro got his moment in the spotlight at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but the the real headlines will come when Cuba finally finds a real liberator of its own.

We might see an independent Scotland in 2014, if the referendum recently OK’d by Parliament comes to a vote, reports Alex Massie.