How the far left uses a feedback loop to shut down people in the short term – and ideas in the long.
Posts Tagged: Anti-politics
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies suggests ways in which government can be made more accountable.
Nicky Morgan: Threats, intimidation, violence, and trolling. Something is rotten in the state of our democracy.
Those who turn a blind eye to MPs being labelled mutineers are playing with a fire which will eventually consume them too.
A weakness in this book is that its support for nation states is predicated on disappointed economic necessity.
Nicky Morgan: If voters don’t trust Conservative values, they won’t vote for Conservative candidates
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
Tina Stowell: The question that voters are asking in this election is – who’s with us, and who’s against us?
Last June’s Brexit vote had less to do with EU membership than a wider discontent with how Britain is governed.
Macron’s win will enthuse Britain’s social democrats – who currently need all the cheering up they can get
Perhaps the reason why the Conservatives are marginalising them is that the former are shaping an electoral coalition big enough to include Leavers and Remainers.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
Alistair Burt: It’s time for Remainers to accept the referendum result – and I say that as a pro-European
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
James Frayne: First, they encourage us to switch to diesel. And now they want to charge us for it. What planet are these politicians on?
You can’t encourage people to take what are described as virtuous acts, only to punish them later financially.
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.
Traditionally, a technocratic government would now steer the country through choppy waters. But this time that could lead to more instability.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
Indiscriminate attacks on Parliament, the judiciary, the civil service, the media and business are anti-meritocratic and nihilistic, which should trouble those on the Right.
The cranky Labour leader only got his chance because the Conservatives first beat Miliband and Balls.