31 March 2017

The roots of populism

David Goodhart’s The Road To Somewhere is a compelling critique of elite-based politics.

1 March 2017

The progressive case for borders

Trust the people’s instincts on the issue of immigration.

30 January 2017

Turning the law against the people

Why judges should never meddle in political affairs.

24 January 2017

Against the juridification of everyday life

A new law on who can sit where on a bus undermines community life.

8 November 2016

Why judges should never rule on politics

The Brexit case revealed the depth of the crisis of democracy.

24 October 2016

Democracy in the dock

Both sides in the Brexit legal challenge dismiss the will of the people.

3 August 2016

The moral, principled case against the named person scheme

We shouldn't trust lawyers to overthrow loathsome policies.

16 June 2016

Labour: for the EU, against the people

Corbyn's party has lost faith in democracy.

23 February 2016

The moral bankruptcy of refugee law

The distinction between migrant and refugee is a dangerous illusion.

19 January 2016

Transgenderism: a top-down politics of identity

Far from being about liberty, transgenderism is backed by undemocratic power.