politics

Any winner-takes-all election has a simple implication: If you can’t get your side elected, then you lose. If you lose, then there are consequences. This is neither good nor bad—it’s simply how it is and the same principles apply irrespective of which …

last updated: 6 September 2018; tags: fundamentals 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on 19 May 2018. It may seem inopportune to suggest that Miss Markle could become the Queen of England, but once you understand the rules around royal succession, you will see that it is quite possible that an American born …

last updated: 8 May 2018; people: Meghan Markle  Queen Elizabeth II  Prince Harry  Prince Charles  Prince William  Prince Andrew  tags: royal succession 

In 2010, when I first started outlining The Murder of Henry VIII, I had an idea for a 500-year-old conspiracy theory about the murder of Henry VIII. The notion of the Russians trying to influence an election just didn’t seem that much of a stretch. The scenario …

last updated: 13 February 2018; people: Georgi Markov  Alexander Litvinenko  Boniface  tags: The Murder of Henry VIII  Westphalian Settlement  ricin  cold war  Bulgaria