We must make it strong enough to transcend the complacency, elitism and populism that threaten its very existence.
Posts Tagged: democracy
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.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
James Rogers: We’re in the G7 and are members of NATO. But we need a new alliance of democracies – the D10.
Britain is said to be keen to build such a coalition to include the existing G7 members, alongside India, South Korea and Australia.
The political foundations of other centre-right governments around the world wield significant influence and are powerful tools for foreign policy.
In the name of cracking down on ‘disinformation’ and controlling infection, governments are centralising power and silencing critics.
Michael Fabricant: Never mind the WHO – the UN is unfit for purpose. Why we may have to look for a successor.
The simple fact is that, despite its lofty goals, it repeatedly fails to live up to the values and standards it was set up to defend.
Garvan Walshe: The virus shows the decline of Western democratic culture. Rebuilding it will take hard work.
Sensationalising data is all too common in politics. We have to end this trend if we want to keep people safe.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
Steve Barclay: Tomorrow we will get Brexit done, and start building a better future for every corner of our United Kingdom
The third piece in our mini-series on the road to Brexit comes from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.