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.


Don’t Be Evil: Terrorists Use Google Earth

Don’t Be Evil: Terrorists Use Google Earth
By October 25, 2007

We're all used to the idea that jihadists use the Internet to spread propaganda materials and share videos of "martyrdom operations"; clearly not all the fruits of Western society's liberal ways are equally deserving of scorn. But the Al-Aqsa Martyrs … Read More

A Little Filthy Lukashenko

By October 23, 2007

Alexander Lukashenko, the wannabe despot in charge of Belarus, has fairly been described as "Europe's last dictator". Of course, like any self-respecting authoritarian these days, he is fond of the veneer of accountability, and does submit himself for re-election now … Read More

Boycotts and International Sports

By October 19, 2007

An editorial in yesterday’s New Republic returns to the increasingly urgent question of participation in next year’s Beijing Olympics, and the possibility of a boycott by US athletes in protest at China’s appalling human rights record. TNR’s editors concede that … Read More

Two States, One Voice, No Peace Concert

By October 17, 2007

For as long as there have been wars, there have been people willing to do the craziest things to bring about peace. The women of Aristophanes’ Athens refused to let their men bone them until they called a ceasefire, a … Read More

For Them or Against Them: The Stop the War Coalition Does Iran

By October 15, 2007

Internecine warfare is the one type of war on which the far left has always been rather keen. But your choice of conflict says a lot about you, and so the decision of the Stop the War Coalition in the … Read More

Bravo, Peter Tatchell

Bravo, Peter Tatchell
By October 12, 2007

  An article in today’s Guardian newspaper by Peter Tatchell provides a small but illuminating look at the way in which some sections of the left have debased themselves in their rush to condemn everything American, Zionist and imperialist without … Read More

Iranian Footballer in Germany: I Won’t Play Israel

Iranian Footballer in Germany: I Won’t Play Israel
By October 11, 2007

We’re all used to the idea of the sporting boycott; from Moscow 1980 right up to calls for us to give Beijing 2008 the cold shoulder. But this is something a little different; the one-man boycott. An Iranian-born player in … Read More

Strong Medicine: First, Do No Harm (Unless You’re Religious)

By October 9, 2007

Headlines were made in Britain this week when it emerged that some checkout workers at one of our largest supermarket chains, Sainsbury’s, are refusing to handle alcohol products because of their Muslim beliefs. The supermarket has pronounced itself happy to … Read More