Much has been made of the present situation and its relation to a “post-truth” world of “alternative facts”. This is nonsense and serves ideological ends. What is true is that there is no such thing as truth; there is only consensus as to what is supposed to be true. It is the job of this blog to challenge consensus through providing informed, engaging and erudite articles. These will cover mainly, although not exclusively, the main political issues of the day. In doing so, it is my hope that public discourse will be strengthened and our collective faith in the facts will be reaffirmed. Democracy will flounder without it.