The monarchy is a fundamental part of public life. But why, in the 21st century, is this still considered appropriate? Why shouldn’t we have a national debate about the place of the Royal Family in modern society?
An unrepentant Marxist, an unpleasant ideological bully and an IRA sympathiser of some vintage, John McDonnell is the avatar for all that’s bad about Corbyn’s Labour Party. He needs to go immediately to give this government-in-waiting credibility.
In this unnecessary election, Letterhole urges a vote for the Liberal Democrats, the only party that supports sensible, centrist social and cultural liberalism. But, more than anything, it’s imperative that this nasty and ideological Conservative government is defeated.
This election is a presidential one, in which the discourse has centred around two profoundly weak leaders, to the detriment of minor parties. The solution to this political malaise is clear: wholesale electoral reform.
With Emmanuel Macron beginning his tenure as president of France, talk has naturally turned to whether Britain needs its own radical centrist movement to stop the Tories. One man has quite clearly decided that he is the one to lead it.
The European Union was born out of the Second World War. The Treaty of Rome, signed in 1957, brought a renewed sense of hope to a continent ravaged by thousands of years of near-constant warfare. Today, the United Kingdom has finally surrendered this gift.
The way the press talks about Geert Wilders, you’d think he was on the verge of becoming the Dutch prime minister, and realising his plans to silence Islam and reclaim his country. In a liberal and pluralistic country like the Netherlands, that is far from the case.
The stark and potentially irreparable divisions within the United Kingdom have not been caused by Brexit, but England and Wales’ decision to leave the European Union has revealed and widened them.
France is being swept by a new populist movement promising radical change and a solution to the country’s divisions and inequalities. No, not Marine Le Pen – Emmanuel Macron!
In November 2008, it seemed for people across the globe that a new age of peace and hope had been ushered in. Barack Obama, elected in a wave of exuberance, was … Continue reading Little Letterhole: Thanks, Obama