About Andy Hume

Andy blogs for Jewcy on politics and world affairs from a right-of-centre and occasionally quite bilious perspective. A graduate in legal philosophy from the University of Glasgow (no, he doesn't know if David Hume is an ancestor, but feels he ought to be) he now lives in Edinburgh.

He's been described on these pages as an "Anglo rage-boy", and apart from objecting to being labelled as English, it's as good a description as any.

The London Mayoral Election Is Getting Just As Dirty As The American Presidential One

By March 7, 2008

On May 1st, Londoners go to the polls to elect a new Mayor. London’s only ever had one: Ken Livingstone. From the moment the Blair government announced its desire to shake up the city’s system of government in the late … Read More

America’s Baffling Life-Support for Castro

By February 20, 2008

Despite the CIA’s repeated, and legendary, attempts at assassination, the Castro era is ending with a whimper rather than an exploding cigar. It’s hard to see quite what socialism has achieved for Cuba. The UN’s Human Development Report for 2007-8 … Read More

Princess Diana the Undead

By February 18, 2008

Over a decade after the death of Princess Diana, the wretched woman is not being allowed to lie unmolested in her grave. Too many people have an interest in the mouldering corpse; too many people are making a buck from … Read More

Who the Brits Are Backing in the US Election

By February 13, 2008

The day after George Bush was re-elected, the British tabloid Daily Mirror ran an infamous headline that echoed the thoughts of a great many people. "How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?" it screamed. The Guardian's G2 section ran a … Read More

Nikolas Sarkozy Discovers The Downside Of Marrying A Supermodel

By February 5, 2008

Is there possibly a downside to marrying a 40-year-old multimillionaire supermodel who is most comfortable with no clothes on? For France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy—who married Carla Bruni in a low-key ceremony in Paris on Saturday—the answer might be “yes.” A … Read More

Tuesday Taste Test: Kosher Haggis!

By January 22, 2008

Why is that Americans come over all queasy when discussing the glory that is haggis? After all, despite the most famous living Scotsman, Groundskeeper Willie, exhorting America’s youth to sample its delights ("Get yer haggis, right here! Chopped heart and … Read More

Hugo Chávez Vs The Laws of Economics, Cont.

By January 21, 2008

Fair play to Hugo Chávez: he’s not the sort of man to let pesky obstacles like the laws of economics derail his vision for turning Venezuela into a socialist utopia. A couple of typically bombastic pronouncements over the weekend confirm … Read More

Bobby Fischer’s Endgame

By January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer, one of the great chess players of the last century, is dead, aged – what else? – 64. The controversial former world chess champion, Bobby Fischer, has died in Iceland at the age of 64. The US-born player, … Read More