Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power. [Read now...]
This Saturday, join the “Defend our Democracy” rallies in Parliament Square and everywhere in the UK and beyond, Mike Galsworthy says. [Read now...]
It is better for society to have ideas debated openly, rather than in the shadows, Greg Camp writes. [Read now...]
MPs are threatening to barricade themselves in if Boris Johnson prorogues parliament – Here’s why they should be taken seriously.
Parliaments have been prorogued before – and revolution has ensued. [Read now...]
MPs are calling it an attack on democracy, the government insists it’s no big deal. Who is right in the battle for Brexit? [Read now...]
China/Hong Kong — One country, two systems, and the impossibility of compromise with authoritarianism.
If we value anything beyond wealth, continuing to tolerate China’s behavior without consequences undermines who we claim to be, Greg Camp writes. [Read now...]
Following the Brecon by-election defeat, Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have two messages for their voters: if you vote LibDems, a failing Brexit and domestic priorities not being delivered are on you. [Read now...]
It worked in Ireland – now Nicola Sturgeon is asking selected citizens to examine the big constitutional issues facing the country. [Read now...]
Are Europe’s new leaders up to the job? Brussels appointment process raises serious legitimacy questions.
It’s not just that the new top team only represents western states. Several of them seem rather unprepared to lead the union. [Read now...]