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The Model of a Modern Solicitor General: thoughts on the Constitution in the time of Brexit

The protection of the vulnerable and the economic success of the country depend on the rule of law, with equality of treatment under the law, says Robert Buckland QC MP

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‘Balanced Budgets or Battleships?’, by John Keiger

The French President must reform the economy at home if his aim of returning France to its position as a world leader is to succeed, says John Keiger

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‘Mosul Matters: A Wake-up Call for Foreign Policy’, by John Baron MP

John Baron MP, the author of ‘Hard Choices: Britain’s Foreign Policy for a Dangerous World’, considers how UK policy in the Middle East generally went so hopelessly wrong over the last 15 years.

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Established in 1995, Politeia is a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy. It focuses on the role of the state in people’s lives. Politeia aims to encourage the best policies for a free society under the rule of law, a prosperous economy based on free markets and competition, and excellent systems for education, health care and pensions.

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The Model of a Modern Solicitor General: thoughts on the Constitution in the time of Brexit

The protection of the vulnerable and the economic success of the country depend on the rule of law, with equality of treatment under the law, says Robert Buckland QC MP

Read More

‘Balanced Budgets or Battleships?’, by John Keiger

The French President must reform the economy at home if his aim of returning France to its position as a world leader is to succeed, says John Keiger

Read More

‘Mosul Matters: A Wake-up Call for Foreign Policy’, by John Baron MP

John Baron MP, the author of ‘Hard Choices: Britain’s Foreign Policy for a Dangerous World’, considers how UK policy in the Middle East generally went so hopelessly wrong over the last 15 years.

Read on

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  • ‘Equality under the Rule of Law’, by Robert Buckland QC MP

    October 15, 2017

    The politics of ethnicity have returned to centre stage in the wake of the government’s ‘audit’ of its impact on people’s lives. The reasons for poor outcomes are complex. But for this country, the rule of law with equality of treatment under the law, is what matters. On that, as Robert Buckland QC MP, the Solicitor General, explains, the protection of the vulnerable and the economic success of the country depend.

    In an increasingly diverse society, it is vital that communities have confidence that the rule of law will apply equally to all, irrespective of race, creed, disability or sexual orientation. A shared belief in the rule of law and its equal application means that we can confidently identify and tackle racist and sectarian values in all parts of our society.

    In the recent past, some have been tempted down the path of relativism, which suggests that there can be differing tests and standards of behaviour to be applied in different parts of our society. I reject this approach. It is vital for a stable society that those whose responsibility it is to uphold the rule of law do not shy away from doing so on the grounds of cultural sensitivity. By doing this, we in fact endanger the fabric of our society by undermining the shared sense of what the rule of law must mean…Read on

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