'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'
The only cure for the parlous state of our democracy is for reasonable people to participate whenever they are asked, and ensure that voter turnout is congruent with the scale of the question put to them
'I am hearing the problem with the count is more significant than was first let on. The computer which counts the votes has apparently allocated them to the wrong party'
Like the Indignados movement, protestors gathering in Paris feel excluded from mainstream politics. Becoming a part of the establishment won't help them meet their demands
Freedom is in decline across the world
The leader of the party whose policies include new banking structures and looser drug laws explains the group's rocketing popularity
In my 10-year career, it's never been so dangerous to operate in a country where unauthorised raids, arrests and disappearances have become routine
Ministers have used statutory instrument procedure to try and introduce new laws without debate in the Commons
The late Hungarian president played a key role in consolidating his country’s newly-democratic regime
Institutional flaws have held the President back
We must assume things will get worse before they get better
Sir Richard also hit out at the commemorative Lord Kitchener coin
If the military blocks constitutional change, the world will want to know why
Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters, who accuse the army of staging a coup, have held frequent protests calling for his reinstatement
The Education Secretary's ability to brush aside the past work of so many is worrying as well as sad
The pressures on young people today are immense, and few if any have a 'masterplan'