Author: Matt Gillow

Heathrow airport: the UK’s door to the world post-Brexit (Photo: HeathrowHub.com)

Heathrow, spread your wings

With Heathrow expansion approved by the government, furore is coming from left and right; objectors need to recognise it was the only real option. Fifty years ago, Harold Wilson set up a commission to...

The Commonwealth has 4 of the world’s top 15 economies; the same as the EU if you don’t count the UK (Photo: Twitter – Daniel Hannan)

Common Wealth

For too long, Britain has neglected her Commonwealth allies. After Brexit, it’s time to change that. Brexit means Brexit. We, “the 48 per cent”, can mourn as much as we like, but Britain voted...

The desire of many students to be molly-coddled from the harsh realities of life is the biggest threat to the rigorous education necessary to prepare a person for the wider world. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Intolerance of Intolerance

“Safe spaces” and “no platforming”: the increasing propensity of many university students to simply shut down and block out views which they disagree with is deeply concerning. Over recent years, free speech has come...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Peas in a pod: Corbyn’s core support is from young people, and George is vocal amongst them. (Photo: Next Ballot Box)

In Conversation with George Aylett

At just 19, George Aylett was one of the youngest ever parliamentary candidates in last year’s general elections. Matt Gillow spoke to him about the issues Labour faces, and how best to tackle them....

Barred: Myanmar is making small steps towards democracy. But it’s not over yet. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Myanmar: Long Road to Democracy

Matt Gillow reports from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the country’s transition from military dictatorship to tentative democracy. Myanmar: a country on the brink of something great. It is, by all intents and...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

Reclaiming Liberalism

If the Liberal Democrats want to re-establish themselves as a strong voice in Parliament, they must open the Orange Book once more. Coalitions and splits in and across major political parties have never been...

Free speech is a human right. Just don’t disagree with me. (Photo: Davidould)

You Won’t Silence Me

Matt Gillow argues that free speech is more than just a human right; it’s an essential part of democracy. People get offended. It’s a fact of life. People get offended about politics, people get...

Nato and the world stand in solidarity with France – it’s time to walk the walk. (Photo: David Little UK)

Dogs of War

After the events in Paris, Matt Gillow argues that what we need is a war. On Saturday night, French President François Hollande declared the attacks on Paris, carried out by so-called Islamic State, killing...

The Royal Family: an inoffensive boost to the economy and bastion of British heritage (Photo: Getty)

The Royals: A Bastion of British Heritage

Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong republican, will be sworn into the Privy Council this week. Matt Gillow considers whether he has a point. Yes, we could elect a politician or celebrity to represent our sense of...

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