Constitutional Affairs

A Fire in a Crowded Theatre

‘More of a fire fighter than a fire starter, Geert Wilders has been caught in the nightmare of a British establishment that can't tell the difference’

Truth, Freedom and Fear

‘The decision to ban Wilders was the desperate diktat of ministers who have lost sight of the distinction between arbitrary government and the rule of law’

Compromising Situation

‘The iron logic of Israel's political arithmetic, coupled with the challenges ahead, points to a coalition between Likud and Kadima’

A Chamber that Works

Standpoint's Mole in the House of Lords says the institution is both effective and efficient

ONLINE ONLY: An Untidy Bill

Buried in the Coroners and Justice Bill, about to be rammed through Parliament, are a variety of potentially disastrous changes to the law

A Home of their Own

The relocation of the law lords to their new Supreme Court, at the Middlesex Guildhall, is a good move

Maverick who Terrifies Europe

After derailing the Lisbon Treaty, Declan Ganley is taking the fight to Brussels

Beacon of Liberty Amid Depression

Just over 70 years ago, a group of intellectuals met in Paris to revive liberalism. Their views have an eerie echo today

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"