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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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Achieving the Chinese Dream?

As President Xi tightens the levers of power in China, Gerard Lyons reflects on the other questions raised – for the west and the world.

Read on

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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  • ‘Fit for the Future?’, by Anthony Coombs

    December 8, 2017

    Although many Labour supporters believe their party has abandoned the traditional base, they recognise that the current leadership has a mission to turn this country into a revolutionary socialist republic with levels of redistribution and confiscation unparalleled. Although neither they nor the country share that view (and many believe it would bring the economy to its knees), Labour leadership has made no secret of where it wants to bring them and the country.

    For Conservatives, and I speak as a former Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest, there is a different problem; one encapsulated in the budget. I (and probably others) received a personally addressed message from the Chancellor following the Budget for Britain   he indicated that it would do no less than build a Britain “fit for the future”, apparently unaware of the cynicism the public increasingly harbours for Westminster’s claims and promises.

    Some of the Chancellor’s statements are more likely to exacerbate popular cynicism (would barely have passed muster with the Advertising Standards Authority). The announcement that he was “tackling the cost of living by boosting your pay and cutting your taxes” seemed to gloss over the fact that the pay boost was confined to the lowest paid…

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