Christopher Gage

About Christopher Gage

Christopher Gage is a British political journalist.

May Lives On

If there is one saving grace to pluck from the laughable wreckage that is British politics, it’s that Theresa May, still prime minister, has promised to stand down. After surviving an attempt on her premiership this week, May clings on—her Brexit deal clutched firmly to her chest in spite of the fact that

By | 2018-12-15T00:08:06+00:00 December 14th, 2018|

Je Suis, Gilet Jaune

Good intentions are expensive. But seldom is the bill footed by the well-intentioned. I forked out $1,100 this week to an auto-mechanic to fix a “problem” non-existent just six months ago. My Volkswagen, you see, is no longer fashionable. It’s a dirty diesel. That trusty lump of German steel failed its annual roadworthiness

By | 2018-12-07T22:36:36+00:00 December 7th, 2018|

The Reboot of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s latest software update is a slight improvement on the previous version. Gone is the simpering sachet of Frank’s Red Hot. Remarkably, engineers have patched the many bugs plaguing the two-time presidential malfunction. In an interview with The Guardian this week, Hillary sacrificed a sacred cow of the modern progressive Left, imploring

By | 2018-11-24T22:52:49+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

Paul Ryan used to give copies of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged as Christmas gifts. The novel, a long ode to what Rand called the “virtue of selfishness,” sums up the departing House Speaker’s own obsessions.Owning a copy is more a status signal than anything. “I make all my interns read it,” he told The

By | 2018-11-09T23:31:27+00:00 November 10th, 2018|

Auf Wiedersehen, Angela!

It seems every time European elites get a good laugh out of a presidential tweet, sooner rather than later, the joke is on them. In June, President Trump, though without the caps-lock and employing just one exclamation mark, tweeted that “the people of Germany are turning against their leadership,” as Merkel’s open-borders policy

By | 2018-10-30T12:44:36+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

Theresa’s Dismay

The demise of British Prime Minister Theresa May has been put off. At least until next week. Last weekend, the Sunday Times assured readers that the Maybot had finally rusted into obsolescence, heading for a Chinese junkyard presumably, to be pecked at by enterprising children and sold for parts. But she clings on.

By | 2018-10-27T15:15:22+00:00 October 28th, 2018|

Hillary Ad Nauseam

Few events would seem to be more excruciating than an evening with Hillary and Bill Clinton. Remarkably, many Americans truant of their synapses seem happy to stump up hundreds of dollars for such cultural root canal treatment. On Monday, Hillary announced a 13-stop speaking tour in which purgatorial souls might douse themselves in

By | 2018-10-15T22:01:08+00:00 October 13th, 2018|

Warren 2020

In what now seems like a distant memory from a parallel universe—one in which things were relatively normal and milk wasn’t a symbol of patriarchal oppression—Jeb Bush was supposed to fight Hillary Clinton for the presidency, and maybe even win. He had it all, apparently. Name recognition. A decent background as governor of

By | 2018-10-05T23:28:49+00:00 October 6th, 2018|