Category: Revitalising Liberal Democracy

I write as the cabinet reshuffle is still on-going.  Already, however – with all due respect to what feels like the 300th housing minister in…

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York Big Ideas Festival report 4 (BETTER CULTURE AND CONVERSATIONS) View the other York Big Ideas Festival reports HERE. Chair: Paul Goldsmith, Founder of digital health companies,…

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I spend a good part of my professional life helping leadership teams in fast-growing SMEs to develop and scale. A pivotal role in any such…

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A friend of mine wrote to me a few days ago, explaining that he was pleased about the results I the last two by-elections, but…

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So, conference season is drawing to a close. The Conservatives have had a dispiriting conference, with a sense of doom about a seemingly inevitable election…

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In the Middle East, religious extremists have once again derailed the fragile peace train.  On 4 November 1995, Israeli Jewish extremists assassinated their Prime Minister,…

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In 2014, I helped to found the York Liberal Jewish Community and a few weeks ago we were able to appoint the community’s first Rabbi…

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I know our attention is supposed to have moved on this week, and that the Labour conference is now in the spotlight. But before we…

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The UK government has announced its intention to abolish A-Levels. This is to be welcomed. Indeed, it is one of the suggestions we make in…

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After cutting off supplies to the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh (population 120,000) for nine months, Azerbaijani forces went on the attack on 18 September. After…

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British democracy has been through an extended nervous breakdown in recent years with sustained assaults, especially from those whose role should have been to protect…

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Join Sir Nick Harvey (former House of Commons Commissioner and Lib Dem MP for North Devon) and Lord Paul Tyler (House of Lords reformer and…

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