The US report asserts that there can be no moral equivalence between “rights-respecting countries that fall short in progress toward their ideals”.
The Government must encourage a resurgence of enterprise – to enhance the chance of a rapid recovery.
Jonathan Algar, Antonia Cox, Nick Faith, Peter Franklin, David Green, Peter Hoskin, Andrea Leadsom MP, Andrew Lilico and Simon Richards assess the Chancellor’s work.
Dr David G Green is Director of Civitas. Are we content to be a useful outpost of American foreign policy? According to successive American administrations down to the present day, we should be. For years the better Americans have worried about supporting dictators in countries such as Egypt merely because they served American interests. And recently […]
Dr David G Green is Director of Civitas. Lord Heseltine’s recommendation that foreign takeovers should be subject to a public interest test has provoked a storm of opposition. Jeremy Warner, for example, remarked in the Daily Telegraph, “I’d much rather take my chances with the invisible hand than the whim or personal self-interest of the politician […]
David Green is CEO of Civitas and author of a new report, A strategy For Economic Growth: A new industrial policy. Follow Civitas on Twitter. Next week Lord Heseltine will publish the review of industrial policy commissioned by George Osborne at the time of his 2012 Budget. One of its aims is to learn from […]
The Government’s austerity programme is starting to harm our economic recovery.
Dr David G Green is Director of Civitas. Yesterday in The Times David Wighton speculated that the Tories might be slowly accepting the necessity for an industry policy. Last week Lord Young argued in The Times that the Government was not to blame for the loss of the Thameslink contract by Bombardier. The management of […]
David Green is Director of Civitas. What should the Government do now that MPs have voted to defy the European Court of Human Rights on the issue of prisoner votes? The most decisive step would be to pass an Act of Indemnity, a method frequently used in the past to correct the mistakes or unacceptable […]
The Human Rights Act of 1998 brought about an unprecedented increase in the power of judges compared with those of Parliament. The change has been welcomed by some academics, including Aileen Kavanagh in Constitutional Review Under the UK Human Rights Act and Professor Vernon Bogdanor in The New British Constitution. Some judges have also voiced […]
David Green is Director of Civitas. Peter Oborne defended Baroness Warsi’s claim that Muslims were the victims of bigotry by launching an attack on the press. Many of our most famous newspapers, he claimed, ‘routinely fabricate or pervert stories about Muslims’. Violence against Muslims, he insisted, was legitimised by ‘so much of the daily conversation […]