Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
Posts Tagged: freedom
The principle of democracy has served us well for a very long time. Signing it away would be a dreadful mistake.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt has made a strong start in placing values at the heart of British foreign policy
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
Hers is a test case for Ministers, for Muslim organisations in Britain, for free speech – for what sort of country we want to be.
Peterson rejects collectivist doctrines, and instead emphasises the importance of the individual. This is why so many people say they have been inspired by his work.
Clumsy bans are not the answer – but local rules do need to be adapted to cope with Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Josephine Hemmens: Transgender discrimination is wrong. But righting it mustn’t put people born as women in danger.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
The Khashoggi case shows that the UK’s alliance with Saudi Arabia serves neither our interests nor our values
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
In the first of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP looks at how to ensure that the customer, not the corporation, is king.
Ashers Bakery. Politicians should do their job rather than force courts to arbitrate on conflicting rights
If MPs want to take the plaudits for creating such laws, they must also take the responsibility of defining their limits.
From Tony the Tiger to the sale of narwhal ivory, from plastic straws to eating dogs, the list of proposed bans grows weekly.
Nola Leach: Opt-out organ donation. Why is a Conservative Government so set on boosting the reach of the state?
The move formalises a precedent with disturbing longer-term implications for the relationship between the citizen and government.
This is not so much a pro-market position as an anti-democratic one. There is more to politics than market versus state.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.