Politics

April 18, 2014

Toronto’s Rob Ford, Boris, Farage. Authenticity is all.

The political class as we know it is living on borrowed time. Revolution is in the air, says Comment Central.
February 6, 2015

Big ideas are the key to the youth vote

A bold policy agenda is needed to engage young people in politics, writes Ben Rochelle.
October 17, 2016

Time to pay MPs a decent wage

Peter Bingle argues the meagre rations handed out to politicians mean the best and the brightest no longer aspire to become MPs because they can’t afford to do so.
November 23, 2016

Trump’s reinvention of politics

As the left remains beset by collective amnesia, Trump promises to take the political class on a four-year rollercoaster as he sets about reinventing politics as we know it, says Peter Bingle.
December 5, 2016

UKIP’s no Five Star Movement

John Mills discusses the future of British politics, arguing UKIP lacks the coherent policy programme needed to attract a mass following and to capitalise on a Labour Party in disarray.
June 29, 2017

Personality politics could finish us all off

Political parties, like businesses, must wake up and recognise that while having one lone figurehead may be good for brand recognition, it’s not so good for long-term success, says Ab Banerjee.
July 24, 2017

A quick UK-EU free trade deal is possible

Ben Somervell explains why a bilateral UK-EU free trade agreement need not take as long as previous European free trade agreements.
November 7, 2017

Gavin Williamson: Right Man, Wrong Job

Gavin Williamson’s meteoric rise has dashed his chances of leading the vanguard of young fresh blood filling the Conservative leadership ranks, says Tom Pridham.
December 1, 2017

Remainers are programmed to ignore the Brexit good news

The anti-Brexit hysteria over NHS workers and employment figures is a cautionary tale to us all, writes James Holland.
January 12, 2018

Brexit was a vote for a free Britain

The true goal of Brexit is a free Britain, in control of its own destiny, writes John Redwood
March 10, 2018

News in the post-truth age

The Institute of Art and Ideas explores the implications for news in the post-truth age.
March 15, 2018

It’s time to articulate a new migration policy

A sensible post-Brexit migration policy should see equal treatment between EU and non-EU nationals, writes John Redwood
March 16, 2018

Why we still need austerity

Responsible spending is essential to the Conservatives' pitch to voters, they shouldn't abandon it now
March 28, 2018

Our right to free speech is under siege

David Hardy argues that there is an ever-growing divide between Britain’s ruling political elite and its citizens. Unrest and dissenting public voices are being met with increasing intolerance, says David Hardy.
April 17, 2018

Dangerous dogmatic ideology

Our politicians must do all they can to not be swayed by populist pressures. Rather than being constrained by a dogmatic ideology, they should make informed, impartial decisions, says Ken Crawford.
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