John Pullinger has done little to quell concerns that the body interferes in issues beyond its remit.
Posts Tagged: democracy
Maya Forstater: One’s sex can’t change. The story of my fight to ensure that this view, held by so many, is judged “worthy of respect”.
The court’s verdict should encourage Johnson to stop the practice of public bodies pledging allegiance to Stonewall.
Amanda Milling: The Boundary Review will strengthen our democracy by ensuring that every vote counts the same
Without the changes to the boundaries, by the time of the next election this data would be a quarter of a century out of date.
Benedict Rogers: 32 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, China’s human rights abuses continue. Here’s how the UK responds.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Steve Baker: The UK almost certainly needs an Electoral Integrity Bill. The question is whether it goes far enough.
We cannot assume voters enjoy secrecy and freedom when marking a ballot paper at home.
Garvan Walshe: Lukashenko’s air piracy. By way of western response, sanctions are only a start. Here’s what we need to do next.
Universities need heavier scrutiny. Owners must be identified. Media backed by regimes that restrict freedom should be denied broadcast licenses.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
We’ve announced a £43 million package to help new arrivals find a home, a school place for their children, employment or a route to set up a business.
We must make it strong enough to transcend the complacency, elitism and populism that threaten its very existence.
David Lidington: We have left the EU and there is no turning back. Here’s what our new relationship with Europe should look like.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
Garvan Walshe: Democracies need to pull together to stop Chinese subversion of the open global economy
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
Interview: Goodhart says Johnson understands better than Starmer that a graduate meritocracy alienates manual workers
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
The EU is caught between making more effective decisions and compromising its smaller members’ interests.
We are seeing the rise of the outrider. These ‘non-party campaigns’ often spring up in and around elections – with the public in the dark about their funding.
Much of this book is true, and the author does not pretend fully to understand what is happening. And yet I think her pessimism is overdone.