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A Free, Independent, Competing Press:
What policy will protect UK media plurality?
Conference set to respond to Jeremy Hunt's fifteen day consultation deadline
At very short notice to meet the government’s consultation deadline, Politeia is organising a conference to discuss the issues raised by the Culture Secretary’s approval of News Corporation’s bid to take over BSkyB. The aim is to consider the issues raised by the decision and the best policy for a free, flourishing, independent and competing press in the UK.
Members of the panel will include:
- John Whittingdale, MP, Chairman, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
- Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman, Press Standards Board of Finance Ltd and Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group Ltd
- Perry Keller, Senior Lecturer in Law, Kings College London and author of European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade and the New Media(Oxford, 2011)
For details of this open event, click here.
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In Populism and Democracy: Politics in the Public Interest, John Marenbon, a fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, argues that populism is now the dominant force in British politics. But most people recognise it as a bad trend, which often leads to decisions damaging to the people’s best interests. Dr Marenbon explores the fine line that divides populism from democracy, and explains how populist measures are often justified as democratic.
Is populism an inevitable trend in today's politics? Should governments choose the policies people want or those which are in their best interests? What steps are needed to restore trust and confidence in Britain’s system of parliamentary democracy?
On Monday 14th February, Politeia will hold a seminar to launch its new pamphlet, Populism and Democracy: Politics in the Public Interest. Speaking on the panel to discuss the themes will be:
- The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, The Attorney General for England and Wales
- Janet Daley, Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph
- Professor John Marenbon, Trinity College Cambridge and author of the new pamphlet
To read more about John Marenbon's new pamphlet, click here.
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Liam Fox MP
Politeia has published Dr. Liam Fox MP's Address entitled The Armed Forces, NATO and the EU: What should the UK's role be. He sets out the UK's three main priorities as co-operating with European neighbours, strengthening ties with NATO and safeguarding bilateral arrangements with other countries.