Constitutional Affairs

Mapping The Rocky Road To A British Bill Of Rights

The government now has an opportunity to reform our human rights laws — but progress will be tricky

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

Overrated: Nicola Sturgeon

Does the ruthless new leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party deserve to be calling the shots in Westminster too?

Royal Age Concern

The monarchy is in rude health but increased longevity could paradoxically spell the end of royal rule

First in Line

If the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a daughter, she will be first in line to the throne. But why no further changes to primogeniture?

Constitutional Ignoramus

In attempting to answer his question Why Tolerate Religion, Chicago philosopher Brian Leiter wilfully neglects the impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition on Western civilisation

Undemocratic Union

'Despite Reagan's "crusade" to "foster the infrastructure of democracy", there are more elections but they decide less and less'

The Hijacking of the Human Rights Debate

The inside story of how Nick Clegg and his allies ruthlessly organise their opposition to repatriating powers to the UK

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

The Strange Death of Liberal Canada

The darling of progressive intellectuals, Michael Ignatieff has just led his party to a shattering and possibly terminal election defeat

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"