Alastair is a public affairs consultant and freelance writer. He regularly writes about politics, history and culture with a particular interest in the life of Sir Winston Churchill.
One more (reluctant) fight – that’s why we love comeback screen heroes
How does the UK reconcile post Brexit? (print only)
Disagreeing is a virtue our society is fast forgetting (print only)
Edinburgh Evening News
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Queensberry Properties – https://finance-house.co.uk/
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Advocate for a candid assessment of the life of Sir Winston Churchill. Promotes awareness about Churchill’s life, argues for his relevance today and challenges hagiography. Particular interest in Churchill and Scotland.
BBC Radio Scotland with John Beattie talking to Alastair Stewart, Ross Greer MSP and Professor Lucy Robinson (BBC Radio Scotland)
Working with the United Macedonian Diaspora to raise awareness about the implications of the Prespa Agreement and Macedonian accession to NATO.
North Macedonia? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (The Scotsman)
Колумна на новинарот Алистер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Не ме прави Севернобританец (Don’t you North Briton me!) (Kurir)
Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Off.net.mk)
Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) назначи нов Директор за Комуникации (Observer, Macedonia)
Launched a six-month campaign to introduce MPs for British citizens living in Europe. Central focus was on raising awareness as to the current status quo and putting forward suggested reforms.
Scottish teacher launches petition for MPs for expats (Edinburgh Reporter)
Scottish expat in Spain campaigns for MPs to represent Brits living abroad (The Olive Press News)
March for The People’s Vote (Bremain in Spain)
Why Do We Need A People’s Vote? (Bremain in Spain)
Votes for Life must only be the beginning (Bremain in Spain)
Member of the month – Newsletter – Alastair Stewart (Bremain in Spain)
DEN OF GEEK
fICTION & mUSINGS
hISTORY & ESSAYS
Churchill: Remember the man, not the myth
Part 1: Debunking the cult of Churchill
Using primary sources to explore the statesman’s life and work.
Part 2: Churchill as a military leader
A look at Churchill’s reputation as a boorish war leader with a penchant for expeditions over expediency. Is it justified?
Part 3: Churchill the actor
For all his flaws and quirks, Churchill makes for an infinitely more interesting character study than the heavily redacted, and catastrophically cliched, caricature of a stoic leader with a jutted jaw and cigar.
Alastair calls for a more significant distinction between the real and apocryphal stories about Churchill.
Part 5: A heavy drinker?
Examining Churchill’s reputation as a heavy drinker.
Part 6: The real price of ale
If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart?
Exploring Churchill’s postwar role as a peacemaker.
What ‘The Dream’ can tell us about Churchill’s relationship with the father he thought never believed in him.
The many Churchills, the many Europes.