Parliament is not, should not be and probably cannot be a faithful reflection of the flux that confuses us in daily life.
Posts by Kieron O'Hara
Kieron O’Hara is a philosopher, computer scientist and political writer. He is a senior research fellow within the department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
Kieron O’Hara: An unloved Prime Minister. An inadequate Foreign Secretary. And a hamstrung Trade Secretary. What a Brexit mess.
This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
Kieron O’Hara: Seven ways to reach younger voters. Including, as May is doing today, reaching out to other parties.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
This election has found the next generation as committed to spending other people’s money as their elders. This will catch up with them in the end.
See his support for protectionism, big government, big debts – and more.
Kieron O’Hara: Political parties must adapt to this popular revolt, or else risk more nihilists like Trump
Roger Scruton’s peculiarly British conservative philosophy might hold the solution.
If Theresa May’s Conservatives are easing their instinctive opposition, the Opposition must abandon its starry-eyed enthusiasm for the vast and the impersonal.
Can Party members really be trusted any more than Labour’s to choose a good leader?
Most means of tackling poverty involve leaving people alone to make their own decisions about how to earn money – and providing an infrastructure to support their decisions where necessary.