Garvan Walshe is a former National and International Security Policy Adviser to the Conservative Party Democracy doesn’t defend itself. It only survives if citizens and the politicians they elect defend political institutions and keep those who would destroy them out of power. This is the idea behind militant democracy, whose name we owe to the […]
The purpose of the Conservative Party is to win elections, form a government, and deliver calmly and carefully considered Tory policies for the benefit of the nation. It is not merely to be a voice “making the argument” for conservative ideals.
These plans are hasty, pricey, dishonest about the issue they claim to be tackling – and seem to be mainly about suppressing the non-Tory vote.
Ordinary voters have the luxury of damning our representatives without facing up to the contradictions and trade-offs of democratic government.
The ability to put politics aside and deprioritise it is fundamentally good. Not caring about politics is a luxury usually reserved for people in well-run democracies.
The recent drive, apparently coordinated between Paris and Berlin, to push Ukraine for a compromise settlement must be resisted.
The Electoral Commission responds to Peter Golds about the state of democracy in Tower Hamlets.
We need a Free World Trade Organisation – a democratic alliance to achieve energy independence and control crucial supply chains
Democratic nations need a much more coherent and comprehensive response to the new authoritarian powers.
Despite calls for his resignation over lockdown parties, PM says it is “wonderful” to be leader of a country where he faces “that sort of pressure”.
NATO must stand united against Russia’s desire to restore Soviet hegemony.
I was excited by Shaun Bailey’s manifesto before the London Mayoral elections, and equally upset not to have the chance to back it.
Remote working has its place, but something vital to us all is lost, especially for younger people, if we lose the opportunity to mix, socialise and learn.
John Pullinger has done little to quell concerns that the body interferes in issues beyond its remit.