Trisha de Borchgrave

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We stand with Manchester

While we obsess about the aftermath of the British election, the tribute concert for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack gave an insight into the young demographic that will count from now on and more than ever.

It takes a man in a dress to make sense of Brexit

Responding to a nation that was left reeling from a referendum that demanded a yes or no answer to “subtle, emotional, philosophical, spiritual” questions, transvestite Grayson Perry embarks upon an art project to measure the length and breadth of the tectonic fault lines palpable in a post-EU referendum Britain

The Brexit Catch-22

So long as the EU will not allow Brexit to be the template for further exits by its remaining 27 members, the success of the negotiations will depend on who blinks first. The tug and pull of these opposing teams has turned war-like...

A psychological case for Britain’s third party

Voting Lib-Dem on June 8 will serve for many as a last ditch attempt to hold on to some semblance of personal integrity as they step into the polling booth.

Britain’s Mother Theresa

So Britain’s Mother Theresa has promised to devote herself tirelessly to the wellbeing of her nation, but with a pair of pliers to de-claw all manner of Brexit objectors and Brexit hard-liners and a boot that may even kick out Boris Johnson if she can deliver a landslide victory.

Politicians who fall by their sword should put their public persona to rest

Tony Blair’s grasp of Brexit as a complex and historically significant event, with far-reaching implications for British security and prosperity, comes across as unsolicited advice from the reckless decision-maker of 14 years ago.

Lies and slippery slopes

Trump’s Republican agenda of tax reform, financial and environmental de-regulation and the dismantling of union rights is tempting business to ignore the lies and bully-tactics of his governing style.

Doing Davos 2017

Tripping over vintage Trump

2017: America’s year of living dangerously

Ivanka trump: A new kind of feminism

Yes, Donald Trump, this is Brexit

Channelling David Bowie through his art collection

Will Hillary make it?

Happy Halloween to the reluctant

Preparing for a post-Trump world

Brexit means a state of mind

Brazil’s Olympian efforts at Rio 2016

A parent’s fine lines, and not just around the eyes

A reminder of America’s greatness

Today’s female leaders: Closing in on a fifty-fifty ratio

After Chilcot, the Brexit Inquiry

Women at the helm of politics

Britain is out of the European Union – But where?

British girls and their Islamic State

Boris Johnson’s spluttering about bendy bananas drips with ambition

The banes and burdens of political responsibility

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Endorsement of Donald Trump, seriously.

Reflections on the man who became Muhammad Ali

Obama’s visit to Hiroshima: Atoning while taking stock

Trump-Care, providing cover to those he insults:

Brit-In: why Britain should remain in the EU

Should Cecil Rhodes Stay?

Doing Davos 2016

Doing Davos 2015

Doing Davos 2013


Judging Jane Fonda

We remain fixated on looking closer to our procreative age than to one that hints at our demise. Yet this is less about vanity than about being pertinent to society.

Will Robots make us more human?

It is easy to contemplate AI as the encroaching, even ominous, force that will undermine life as we know it. Yet global interconnectivity makes it difficult to ignore the fact that the planet is increasingly threatened by our overbearing human imprint.

My interview with Turkish writer Elif Shafak in The World Today:

Britain has little alternative but to pack its bags, for now

Short of a catastrophic recession in the next 18 months or a World War III in which Britain puts aside its Brexit agenda to stand in solidarity with Europe, it is no longer whether Britain leaves, but how