Northern Ireland’s peace agreement, as with the Colombian deal, is far from perfect democratic politics. Allowing extremist groups a vested hold on jobs and power is not exactly pure – but it is better than the alternative
When the new parliamentary building is erected in the North and the two party system thrown out, perhaps Westminster Palace could become a museum; a reminder of how uncivilized democracy used to take place in the 20th century
Proposal made to counter calls for a return to MPs electing top positions
Labour leader says his package of reforms will 'extend democracy' in Britain
To survive, the EU needs trans-European political parties. For the lack of such European advocates, many of us are losing our political voice
More than three million people have signed a petition for a second referendum
Vast majority of 18 to 25-year-olds vote to remain in the European Union, but older voters ensure win for Leave campaign
'Most of us feel like starting the day by fishing for herring in an area designated for those with a European license. Eventually, you can’t help but be sick of the EU telling you what to do'
After her party’s electoral triumph, Aung San Suu Kyi has almost got the power she wants
The Labour leader claims the Government is 'skewing economic life' to funnel wealth 'towards the [richest] one per cent and away from working people'
The shadow chancellor set out his vision in what he called a "progress report" on Labour policy
Freedom is in decline across the world
Curb on local authorities' right to divest from companies they regard as unethical could be slipped through Parliament
It is precisely because the powerful find openness irritating and inconvenient that the rules need to be kept up to date
For more than half a century, Tunisia was an authoritarian state where all the power lay with the president
The late Hungarian president played a key role in consolidating his country’s newly-democratic regime