The Broadest Churches Will Always Collapse | Jake Scott

I’ve seen a lot of comments about the Conservative Party’s manifesto in the General Election this year; from the Left, it has been branded “more right wing than David Cameron ever dared to be”. From the Right, it has been decried as “blue Labour” or “red Tory”, and an abandonment of conservative principles – one Independent […]

Militant protest: a danger to democracy | Ben Glaister

When the honourable member for Huddersfield spoke in the House of Commons earlier this year, he referred to members of the house and the general public who had voted and campaigned for Brexit as the ‘Guilty Brexiteers’. Having lunch in Surrey this summer, a few days after the results of the referendum, a particularly vocal […]

Whatever happened to liberal values? | Matthew Cowley

This is not an article about Donald Trump. It is an article about his victory, but it is not about him, or his supporters. This article is about the death of liberal values brought about by their rejection by the very people who claim to uphold them. Democracy is the pinnacle of all social liberal […]

Russia’s election: flawed, but a sign of progress | Phil Sheppard

This Sunday, millions of Russians will be heading to the polls to vote in elections for Russia’s parliament, the State Duma; the eighth since the first free election in 1990. Many observers and ordinary Russians believe that this election is the least fascinating, as there is much less media coverage of it than one might […]