All articles by: Martin Rowson

As I Please

Published: February 25, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

When looking in horror at the bloody wreckage left in its wake, including the hectatombs of its victims, it’s sometimes hard to remember that Fascism, at its black heart, is …

As I Please

Published: January 30, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

Politics, more than most realms of ­human endeavour and immiseration, is constantly prone to spin away into self-contained dynamics all its own, untroubled by outside irritants like observable reality. It’s …

Martin Rowson: As I Please

Published: December 20, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

As 2016 stumbles drunkenly to its end, leaving in its wake a trail of chaos like some deranged depiction of a Vegas stag weekend wrought jointly by Hieronymous Bosch and …

As I Please: Martin Rowson

Published: November 21, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

The first and last time I met anti-elitist champion-of-the-downtrodden, former city trader Nigel Farage was after a talk I gave at Dulwich College, the South London public school which is …

As I Please

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

Of course, by now it’s almost purely about embarrassment, which just serves to make the whole thing even more embarrassing. It was embarrassing enough that David Cameron’s reckless short-termism in …

As I Please: Martin Rowson

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

In 1976, after James Callaghan won the Labour Leadership contest to succeed Harold Wilson, Labour’s former deputy leader Roy Jenkins resigned as an MP to become President of the European …

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: August 8, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

I t’s one of the richer ironies, among all the ironies snapping round our knees right now, that the greatest breakthrough in communication since print­ing turned out so quickly to …

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: July 13, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

Like half the rest of the country, I can’t yet put a name to this feeling I wake up with every morning, the mixture of anxiety and despair I last …

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: May 15, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

It’s possible for the recent election results to be ­SIMULTANEOUSLY both a triumph AND a disaster for Jeremy Corbyn, and for holders of either view to believe ­holders of the …

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: April 17, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

There’s a question David Cameron has repeatedly failed to answer for at least the past six years, and that’s ­because no one’s asked him it.