Welfare State

Prague: Diary

‘The post-1989 temptation in Prague has been two-fold. The first has been to legislate the totalitarian past out of existence, the second has been to copy the liberal West blindly at a lag of 20 years’

Grey Power Time Bomb

Political parties are being held to ransom by older voters. And it's the young who are paying the price

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt?

Samuel Brittan and Edward Hadas, both distinguished economic commentators, discuss where to place the blame for the current global crisis with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Action on Addiction

This month's small organisation making a big difference

‘The one education reform no government has tried is putting parents firmly in control’

Secret Justice, Private Hell

Family courts are putting parents on trial for their children. Instead of helping to keep families together, these secretive tribunals are breaking them apart—often for trivial reasons

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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