As Hong Kongers take to the streets to protect their rights, London bends over backwards to deny Beijing’s outright disregard for the Joint Declaration.
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Luke de Pulford: China isn’t only an oppresssor in Hong Kong. It’s a threat to all of us. Here’s how to respond.
No deals with Huawei, no control of our nuclear industry, no more infiltration in our university research programmes. We need a values-led strategy.
Unbridled worship of the market, ahead of principle, responsibility and loyalty, would be a betrayal of our Party’s history.
Even in an age where institutional attachments run shallow, too many young people are coming to share a deep-seating dislike of our Party.
Luke de Pulford: Farage, and a terrible truth for Tory leavers. We may loathe him – but we needed him
Brexiteers like me watched with horror, and not a little guilt, knowing that we wouldn’t have had a referendum without him.
Why is the Government allowing itself to be bullied into accepting this baseless policy by civil servants?
We need to find advocates whose authority and Islamic orthodoxy the extremists respect. Such people exist, but they are not liberal Imams or nominally Christian politicians.
There is a strong patriotic argument to be made in favour of the Convention which leaves plenty of room for criticism of the European Court.
Luke de Pulford: Which stands for Modern Britain. The Tower of London poppies? Or Kim Kardashian’s bottom?
There needs to be an honest discussion to counter extremism
It didn’t even come close to calling a spade a spade until the BBC reported Obama ordering airstrikes.
…and about time, too – it’s a good idea and a potential vote-winner.
From Italy to Ukraine – and elsewhere – democracy has been relegated to a bureaucratic box reluctantly ticked after the event.
It is a country far more comfortable with a veneered, plastic presentation of the news than the limey equivalent: a modern Colosseum.
Like it or not, the session is our entire party system in microcosm, in which tribal skulduggery is the order of every day.
It’s is characterised by an affected wannabe-toff aesthetic dominated by vicious, socially Darwinist groupthink centred on people trying to out-conservative one another.