democracy Tag Archive

Hong Kong and the erosion of freedom


Hong Kong has seen the city’s administration, led by Carrie Lam, use colonial-era emergency powers to essentially write a new law banning face coverings on the street. This...

Prorogation ruled “unlawful” by the Supreme Court, so what is it still doing in the rulebook?


Ella Bending debates Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament. ...

Is this what democracy looks like? Parliament prorogation and “the will of the people”


The years since the Brexit referendum have taught me that if you ask any number of people what democracy means you will get as many answers back.   I could try to give my own...

¡Vete! Hands off Venezuela


As the situation in Venezuela deteriorates, our writers ask if foreign intervention is necessary, and consider what could be done...

Our democracy is sick, but still alive


This past year has threatened the foundations of democratic process across the board. I’m happy to sit here and say that every process I’ve witnessed – the NUS campaign, the...