EU Referendum

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Directly Destroying Democracy

As we have learned from issues surrounding Brexit, the UK’s recent obsession with direct democracy is unhealthy. For the sake of stability, we must return to a strong parliamentary, representative democracy. With recent news...

Tony Blair has faced more than a decade of criticism over his conduct in the run up to the Iraq War. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau)

The Crumbling Centrist Consensus

Divided and powerless, centrists have their leaders to blame for the immense unpopularity of their ideology. On 8 November, centrism was dealt its most savage blow yet, as Donald Trump was elected to serve...

Campaigning for a lost country. (Photo: Reuters)

Working Class Losers

The left-behind are the result of hard problems, not organised malignancy. The problems of Brexit are likely to worsen their lot. On the steps of 10 Downing Street, Theresa May promised a government “not...

Today’s circumstances do not call for three months of further uncertainty. (Photo: CNN)

Snap Election: All Risk, No Reward

The government must focus on negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. That’s why a general election is the last thing anybody needs. Back in 2007, in the midst of a third consecutive Labour...

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...

Michael Gove (centre) in the Sky News studio, where he made the infamous remark about experts (Photo: Zimbio)

Brexit, Brains & Building Bridges

Vote Leave’s revolt against established experts was not a revolt against knowledge or critical thinking, but against elitism and the centralisation of power. “I think people in this country have had enough of experts,”...

Dead End

Alex Moore sees three paths Labour can choose right now. The trouble is: none of them end well. A lot has happened in the past few weeks: Labour MPs staged a protest against their...

A relic of a previously outward looking country? (Photo: Home Office/PA)

The Slow Death of Cosmopolitanism

The anti-immigration rhetoric at the heart of the vote for Brexit has become symptomatic of a wider isolationist trend in British culture. We live in an ever more globalised world. As any good economics...

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

With the UK crashing out of the EU by popular vote, the relationship between ourselves and our neighbours is in doubt. The left must lead lest the right wins every battle and the war. (Photo: Manchester Evening News)

Brexit: Reaping the Whirlwind

With the defeat of the Remain campaign in the recent EU referendum, the left has to learn its lessons and begin the fightback against Britain’s lurch towards the intolerant right. Britain has voted to...

Corbyn’s massive mandate is not a guarantee of electoral success. (Photo: The Mirror)

Challengers Beware

Corbyn’s politics are good. His leadership not so. He has to go if Labour is to win, but a coup solves nothing – gentle coercion is the answer. Corbyn has to go: his failure...

Lexiters claim there is a progressive way to lead Britain out of the EU; this is simply not supported by any evidence. (Photo: Nick Wright)

“Lexit” is a Lie

Many on the left propose a supposedly progressive argument for leaving the European Union: but on closer inspection, this is nothing but a dangerous fantasy. “Lexit” has become a buzzword on the British left;...

The EU referendum involves a very special kind of decision: ultimate power is at stake. (Photo: www.cicero-group.com)

Stand Up and Be Counted

We need representative democracy, but when ultimate power is at stake, it is the people who must decide where it lies. Unless you’ve spent the last twelve months with your fingers in your ears,...

Vote Leave’s odd coalition of toxic characters is one reason that Britain will vote to Remain in the EU. (Photo: New Statesman)

Why Britain will Vote to Remain

The campaign to leave the EU has been filled with toxic rhetoric that has put off left-wing voters, argues Sam Glover. What campaign can unite Donald Trump, George Galloway, Iain Duncan Smith and Vladimir...

The government’s campaign of fear is the dishonourable way to win the referendum, but the evidence suggests it’s working. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA)

Project Fear Is Working

Scaring the electorate into voting for “Remain” may be wrong, but it is working nonetheless. Having witnessed the passion and intense level of debate during Scotland’s independence referendum in 2014, it seemed the rather...

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