Monday, 19 December 2016

An oath of allegiance to British values is an absolute stinker of an idea

Christmas is nearly here and everyone is tired and distracted. The last year and a half has been a tumultuous..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Cabinet Office: required reading for all students of government

Over the festive period, Reaction authors are writing in with their favourite books from 2016 that they feel would make..

By Mark Fox


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

In defence of Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy

First Nick Timothy and now Fiona Hill are having their role as Theresa May’s Joint Chiefs of Staff examined. Not..

By Mark Fox


Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Supreme Court and British values have had a good week

The UK will leave the EU. The UK’s membership of the European Union will end. Article 50 will be invoked. The..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Time to shrink the House of Lords and introduce radical reform

The House of Lords voted unanimously this week to reduce the number of members of the House Lords. This was victory..

By Mark Fox


Sunday, 4 December 2016

President Erdogan could well determine the future of Europe and Brexit

The focus across Europe is on the result of the Italian referendum on constitutional reform, and looking ahead to the..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Office at One Hundred

“The Cabinet Office, like many important British institutions that wield considerable power, is hardly known about outside. It is only..

By Mark Fox


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement: elegant, focussed and effective

Underlying the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement is the sobering fact that UK National Debt is heading for a record high –..

By Mark Fox


Saturday, 19 November 2016

European leaders need to adopt a friendlier tone, for all our sakes...

December 4 marks a key moment in this year of defining political events. Austria and Italy go to the polls...

By Mark Fox