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What policy will protect UK media plurality?

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.

Archive

General

David Cameron must end this subservience to Europe: The Daily Mail - Harry Phibbs - 17/02/2011

Time for more than one God: The Financial Times - Sue Cameron – 16/02/2011

Euro judges 'will not have final say' on prisoner vote, vows Attorney General: The Daily Mail - Jason Groves - 15/02/2011

Dominic Grieve is wrong - lib dems remain on the left: The Guardian (Comment is Free) - Richard Grayson - 15/02/2011

Liberal Democrats have ditched leftwing voters, says Dominic Grieve: The Guardian - Patrick Wintour - 14/02/2011

Lib Dems abandoned left wingers, coalition partner admits: Politics.co.uk - Ian Dunt - 15/02/2011

Cat and mouse politics: Politics.co.uk - Alex Stevenson - 15/02/2011

Liberal Democrats have ditched leftwing voters, says Dominic Grieve: UTV News - 14/02/2011

Liberal Democrats have ditched leftwing voters, says Dominic Grieve: News Bucket - 14/02/2011

Grieve: Lib Dems have abandoned left wingers: PoliticsHome 14/02/2011

Public Spending Debate: Government quango accused of wasting taxpayers money: The Daily Telegraph - Patrick Sawer - 17/10/2010

Beating the benefits trap: The Guardian (Comment is Free) - Sheila Lawlor - 29/03/2010

Labour's dumb university cuts: The Guardian (Comment is Free) - Sheila Lawlor - 10/02/2010

Set the universities free: The Guardian - Sheila Lawlor - 21/09/2009

 

Education

 

Forget Mandarin. Latin is the key to success: The Spectator - Toby Young - 3/2/2011

To view all press coverage of Politeia's work in this area, click 'Read more' below.

Friends, Romans, schoolchildren: The Financial Times - Harry Eyres - 03/12/2010

Every child deserves the classics too: The Independent - Joan Smith - 02/12/2010

Mayor welcomes boost for Latin teaching in schools: The Ealing Times - 02/12/2010

Mayor welcomes boost for Latin teaching in schools: The Hillingdon Times - 02/12/2010

Populism and Democracy: Politics in the Public Interest

John Marenbon

2011

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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. 

Populism, Politics and the National Interest: Should politicians or the public have the last word?

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.

To view press coverage of this event, click here.

Liam Fox - The Armed Forces, NATO and the EU

Liam Fox MP
Spring 2010

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.

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