The Supreme Court has proven itself a friend of democracy

The court (known as ‘enemies of the people’ in some quarters)  has ruled that the government has no business trying to prevent a judicial review of the UK’s, and the EU’s, Article 50 legislation

We can only hope Hunt does a better job than his predecessor in Iran

The foreign secretary may not be able to do much worse than Boris Johnson, but like the man before him faces an uphill struggle to have Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released


A ‘blue surge’, but success unlikely to last beyond the midterms

There seems to be no ‘story’ that can win back, on a permanent, national basis, the blue-collar vote that defected to Trump in 2016

The Arron Banks debacle is a threat to our democracy

The Banks investigation is about much more than Brexit. After evidence of Russian interference in elections, including the 2016 US presidential race, it is vital the UK authorities ensure that the fabric of this country is not tarnished


Trump has eroded what little trust was left between him and Putin

In a new arms race, the West will win once again for the very same reason of economic superiority, although this time round the Europeans will pay more of the bills


This year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipients should be celebrated

Prize-winners have been predominantly politicians, presidents and international organisations – but too few campaigners



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