The logic of the choice remains as Ken Clarke put it – Rwanda or nothing. Sir Keir has swallowed much in his pursuit of power, but Rwanda is a mouthful too much for him, or at least for his party. So he’s trying to bluff his way out of the problem.
His life and works appears to have little influence at the top of the current Conservative Party, and among the wider membership and the British public. But it seems that in those countries where Scruton went behind the Iron Curtain, his work and life is not just remembered, he is still actively saving minds.
The seventeenth article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
Or does Brussels propose to put up with Orban’s provocations and allow him to assume next year the presidency of the EU?
We are absurdly reluctant to talk about the policies needed to encourage the birth of more children.
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 […]
It may be possible to be in favour of upholding the GFA and maintaining Northern Ireland’s place in the union whilst also favouring withdrawing from the Convention, but I am struggling to see how.
Interrupting other pipelines would cause havoc on the energy markets and prevent Europe heating itself this winter. They would be no different to German attacks on allied food convoys in the First and Second World Wars.
Russia is running out of time be able to split Europe with high gas prices: it looks now as though it won’t. In this round of energy blackmail, Putin has come off no better than Arthur Scargill.
A new column appears each week condemning this government for its treatment of young people. This is a genuine solution to myriad policy problems.
Opinion in the region is far from monolithic – but with a widespread expectation that the conflict could spread beyond its current borders.
Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are highly dependent on Russian gas exports, raising the prospect of bitter arguments to come.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.