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.


Rambo and Burma

By October 5, 2007

An emotional Sylvester Stallone told the Associated Press this week that he had witnessed some horrendous things during the filming of his action movie “John Rambo” on the Thai-Burmese border recently. “Survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of … Read More

The U.S. and Britain: Shoulder to Shoulder?

The U.S. and Britain: Shoulder to Shoulder?
By October 3, 2007

British PM Gordon Brown’s been on the receiving end of some flak over the last couple of days. On a visit to Iraq Tuesday he announced a drawdown in British troop levels from 5,500 to around 4,500 by the end … Read More

When We Were Kings

By September 21, 2007

You Americans and your peculiar ways. Your “World Series” that no-one else is invited to, your wacky efforts at global policing (much appreciated, by the way), your utter inability correctly to pronounce the word “aluminium”, your insistence on using the … Read More

Too Hot To Handle

By September 21, 2007

Larry Summers, President of Harvard University, January 14th, 2005: "There are three broad hypotheses about the sources of the very substantial disparities that this conference's papers document and have been documented before with respect to the presence of women in … Read More

Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

By September 21, 2007

Trouble in the Brit blogosphere. A number of leading blogs have been taken down due to the threat of legal action by an Uzbek billionaire who claims he was being libelled. Alisher Usmanov recently bought shares in Arsenal football club, … Read More

Sipping Martinis with Mugabe

Sipping Martinis with Mugabe
By September 20, 2007

Lord knows I am no fan of British PM Gordon Brown. But he’s earned my respect this week, because he’s told the organisers of an upcoming EU – African Union Summit in Portugal that he may not be showing up. … Read More

Hate Speech on YouTube

By September 20, 2007

Every now and again, something comes along to make even an old cynic like me gasp in disbelief. Take the video embedded below, entitled “Zionist News: Zionist Role in Armenian Genocide”. If you can stomach it, fast forward to six … Read More

A Double-edged Legacy

A Double-edged Legacy
By September 20, 2007

Rudolph Giuliani was in London yesterday to gladhand a few British political figures and get his photo taken. As a result of 9/11 Rudy has high name recognition outside America, and clearly enjoys his quasi-statesmanlike status whenever he travels abroad. … Read More