Michael Pinto-Duschinsky

England Still Does Not Love Coalitions

Despite Disraeli's dictum, a coterie of dons and mandarins aims to end the two-party system and keep the Lib Dems in power

Undemocratic Union

'Despite Reagan's "crusade" to "foster the infrastructure of democracy", there are more elections but they decide less and less'

Blind Eye to the Evidence

Keith Lowe's attempt to blur the moral distinctions between Nazis and Jews makes Savage Continent as distasteful as it is misleading

The Hijacking of the Human Rights Debate

The inside story of how Nick Clegg and his allies ruthlessly organise their opposition to repatriating powers to the UK

Nick Clegg Captures the Mandarins’ Castle

Party-funding and constitutional reform reveal the Whitehall machine playing into the hands—and coffers—of the Lib Dems

An Exchange: Toepfer and the Holocaust

The debate over whether Oxford university's Hanseatic scholarships were paid for by Nazi profiteering continues. Two eminent academics put forward their cases

The Holocaust: Excusing the Inexcusable

Despite my revelations in Standpoint about the sinister motives of the Hamburg tycoon and Oxford benefactor Alfred Toepfer, the "greywashing" of the crimes of Nazi Germany continues

The GOD Squad’s Whitehall Coup

A constitutional revolution is under way, driven by an unelected cabal led by the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell

Let’s Keep Throwing the Rascals Out

Next year’s referendum on the Alternative Vote offers no real alternative to First Past the Post

The Prize Lies of a Nazi Tycoon

Alfred Toepfer posed as a peacemaker in postwar Europe and lavished awards on British artists. Unknown to them, he played a key role in the Third Reich and helped war criminals flee justice

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"