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The first duty of a nation state is to think for itself

Government by consent of the governed is the very foundation of democracy. Our parliament derives its authority and legitimacy from the consent of the British people. It therefore beggars belief to hear the deputy prime minister of this country describing … Continue reading

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Whose rights are paramount?

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases and (in respect of England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for criminal cases. It hears cases of the greatest public … Continue reading

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Time to breach the Fortress of Europe

Strasbourg may be situated in eastern France, but the city is historically German-speaking; hence the Germanic name which actually translates to “the fortified town” (die Burg) on “the road” (die Strasse). Its history, architecture and culture bear witness to the … Continue reading

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What’s right for us?

Last night, the House of Commons voted by 234 to 22 to reject a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning the right of prisoners to vote in a general election. The Strasbourg Court had ruled that … Continue reading

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