Ross McKibbin

Ross McKibbin reviews 'Fall Out: A year of political mayhem' by Tim Shipman

Ross McKibbin
26 April 2018

At present it is virtually impossible to make any confident prediction about the future of British politics, or indeed of the British state. The future lies in a fog where shadowy figures More

Letters to the Editor - April 2017

Austrlian Book Review
23 March 2017

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Chilcot and Australia

Dear Editor,
We cannot be reminded often enough of the perfidy that led in succession to the Iraq disaster, the continuing débâcle in the Middle Eas ... More

Whatever it takes: A chronicle of failure and deceit in the Chilcot Report by Ross McKibbin

Ross McKibbin
22 February 2017

The publication of the much-delayed Chilcot Report on the origins and consequences of Britain’s participation in the Iraq war has had its resonances, but they would have been more profound had it been published two or three years ago. It is hard on John Chilcot that his Report has had to compete in the public mind with Brexit and Donald Trump. Furthermore, in a ge ... More