Even research finding 87 per cent of MPs experienced abuse is met with excuses and justification.
Posts Tagged: democracy
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Iain Duncan Smith: There is a solution to the concerns of those criticising the EU Withdrawal Bill’s new powers
The Government could allay fears and bring consensus by appointing an external advisory committee to scrutinise how the powers are used.
Christopher Howarth: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is necessary – and ultimately uncontroversial
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
Gerard Miles: Hong Kong is a battleground between tyranny and the rule of law. Conservatives must pick a side.
As China imprisons three young democracy campaigners, Britain has a moral and legal responsibility to speak out.
Alex Morton: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
If we aren’t willing to honestly apply the same rules to ourselves as to our opponents, everyone loses out
If you criticise Trump’s Charlotteville generalisations while defending the same tactics from Corbyn, you’re making our politics worse.
YouGov characterises those people who think democracy is more important than money as “extremists”.
Nicky Morgan: Almost a century after women won the right to vote, the battle for diversity in politics still rages
Too often, we still take our democratic rights for granted.
The modern state is intended to restrain those who seek a monopoly on power. Such people naturally resent it when that system works.
An American scholar shows how British Conservatives welcomed universal suffrage, while German Conservatives were terrified of it.
Our new report argues that the Government must focus on security, climate change, human rights, and other shared international agendas and challenges.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
The Tory campaign was outgunned by a broad alliance of officially non-partisan groups. But are they all truly independent? And where is their money coming from?