The Hon Mike Rann AC is the CEO of Rann Strategy Group based in the UK and Italy, and a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute of King's College London. He is a former Australian High Commissioner to the UK and later Ambassador to Italy. He was Premier of South Australia from 2002 to 2011.
The Ardern ascendancy
Ardern was installed as New Zealand Labour leader just to 'save the furniture'. Less that 100 days later, she is the nation’s 40th prime minister.
New Zealand election: Another victory salute from Winston?
Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, is the politician most likely to decide the outcome.
Italian push for early election crashes
Barring some ‘parliamentary incident’ there will be no national elections in Italy until next year, probably in March.
UK election: Tories to win but Theresa May diminished
Labour will pile up big majorities in anti-Brexit London and in university areas but will fail to pick up marginal seats required to do well, let alone win.
From Macron to Renzi: The centre fights back
Renzi has assured party loyalists that after his primary win, PD will return to first place in the polls by the end of May.
UK elections: A May day in June
The auguries could not be better for Theresa May to smash a divided Labour and put Tory troglodytes back in their cave.