Westminster

Don’t Rig The System In Favour Of Coalitions

Unfair constituency boundaries, inaccurate voting registers and non-enforcement of electoral law are a threat to our democracy

How Seminal Was Burke?

In his biography of the statesman, Jesse Norman presents Burke as of seminal importance to today’s conservatism, and to Cameron’s government. He isn’t.

Pyrrhic Victory

Alex Salmond is pinning his success on the high-risk gamble that the EU will accept an independent Scotland as a full member. It won't

Lessons from Leveson

‘Why should the press agree to fund and support a regulator that would stop it making money, as the Leveson inquiry proposed?’

Nick Clegg Captures the Mandarins’ Castle

Party-funding and constitutional reform reveal the Whitehall machine playing into the hands—and coffers—of the Lib Dems

What We Didn’t Know About Boris and Ken

Millions think next year’s London mayoral election is between an amiable Bertie Wooster and a Cockney cheeky chappie. Don’t you believe it

The GOD Squad’s Whitehall Coup

A constitutional revolution is under way, driven by an unelected cabal led by the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell

Europe, America and the Coalition

Two of the Conservative Party’s most influential thinkers, Nick Boles MP and Daniel Hannan MEP, discuss their contrasting visions with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson

Why the World Needs a Younger Winston

Seventy years after the Battle of Britain, we again face the threat of a new Dark Age. Can our leaders emulate Churchill’s finest hour?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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