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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 […]
We have been looking at how we can strengthen our laws to provide the police with the clarity they need to stop serious disruption and will come forward with those plans in the coming weeks.
Voters want the government to focus on reducing the cost of living, keeping a lid on the wage-price spiral, and, because of the war, national security.
It is trying to find ways to get away with violating its obligations. Not exactly in line with the image it attempts to paint of itself in the Brexit context.
Undoubtedly, Britain played a terrible part in the 17th and 18th-century history of slavery. Its act later ensured sweeping political and societal change.
The pandemic has destroyed the idea that macroeconomic problems can be solved by throwing more stimulus at things.
The new variant is a reminder that the world is in it “together” when it comes to beating the virus.
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
It’s given a series of mixed messages over what this means for people who want to go abroad – with troublesome results.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
It’s one thing to endure them to prevent people dying, and for a relatively short period of time; quite another because we might return to this situation.
It’s safe to say the UK will have saved tens of thousands of additional lives relative to going at the EU-4’s pace over the coming months.
Rename the whole project to reflect its truly unifying nature and let more of Britain, Scotland and Northern England be connected by the “steel threads”.