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.

How London’s Evening Standard Covers Israeli Elections

By February 10, 2009

Here’s how London’s main daily newspaper, the Evening Standard, was covering the Israeli elections – in the news section, mind you, of its website – this morning: By lunchtime it had been replaced with the rather more vanilla “Israelis go … Read More

The Protocols of the Elders of Java

By January 15, 2009

I have to hand it to you guys: you’re nothing if not inventive. The latest wheeze dreamed up by the Jews in their relentless quest for world domination is, it seems, the humble coffee bean. Radical leftists and Islamists (we … Read More

Zimbabwe’s Regime Change Paranoia

By December 9, 2008

The Axis of Evil is up to its old tricks — at least, if you believe Robert Mugabe’s official spokesman. America and Britain are plotting an invasion of Zimbabwe, but this time at least we’ve had the smarts to make … Read More

Al Qaeda Calls Obama “House Negro”

By November 19, 2008

After an election campaign in which the wingnut right tried repeatedly to raise the spectre of Barack Hussein Obama as crypto-Islamist sleeper sent by the terrorists to destroy the republic from within – a sort of Mohammedan candidate, if you … Read More

Europe Welcomes Obama

By November 10, 2008

To Liverpool, then, and the MTV Europe awards, in an attempt to make sense of this historic week in politics. At the tender age of 24, Katy Perry is already a veteran of the culture wars; despite its utterly insipid … Read More

Blogging Can Expose Atrocities In Zimbabwe

By June 17, 2008

The desperate situation in Zimbabwe is deteriorating yet further ahead of next week's presidential run-off election between Robert Mugabe and the opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who was arrested and released over the weekend for the fifth time of the … Read More

Europe Settles Ancient Antagonisms On The Football Pitch

By June 9, 2008

Saturday saw the kick-off of the European Football Championships in Basel. The tournament for Europe’s top 16 football (you call it 'soccer') nations is being co-hosted this year by Switzerland and Austria, neither of which is a noted hotbed of … Read More

Lebanon’s Precarious Peace

By June 3, 2008

For those of us who have a low opinion of their politicians, the world-weary editorial in today's Lebanese Daily Star is something of a classic of the genre. "Since Lebanese political parties are built around backward concepts like tribal loyalties … Read More