State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
France and Austria in particular show that a much more vigorous and coherent defence of the liberal democratic model is both possible and necessary.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
The next National Cyber Security Strategy is due next year, and must have a strong focus on addressing this skills gap.
Every single charge under the Act – 141 so far – has been found unlawful on review by the CPS,
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
As the run up to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review draws closer, here are some ideas for improvement.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
If Putin hoped that Brexit would detach us from our alliances, there’s no evidence of that happening so far, and much to the contrary.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
I know that government needs a cross-Whitehall programme that actively engages with the myriad of departments and agencies.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.