Robert Salisbury


Former Leader of the House of Lords and Minister in the MoD, Lord Salisbury is Chairman of the Constitution Reform Group, Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, President of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Chairman of the Lord Burghley 500 Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of Open Europe.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

We are right to celebrate the life of Lord Burghley

Tonight, the Society of Gray’s Inn hosts the launch of next year’s programme of events to mark the birth in …

By Robert Salisbury

Thursday, 5 September 2019

MPs have failed the electorate - it's time for a general election

“A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox…” This week’s events seem to justify a quick burst of Gilbert and …

By Robert Salisbury

Monday, 18 February 2019

Enemies of the nation state must be resisted

The battle between left and right used to be fought on the grounds of class and the role of the …

By Robert Salisbury

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Defensive and troubled EU is out of date in a fast-changing world

Only a few weeks ago, a 51 year-old mother from the Morbihan, Jacline Mouraud, who describes herself as “une chanteuse …

By Robert Salisbury

Friday, 27 April 2018

Extraordinary and sublime: The Sixteen perform at the Sistine Chapel

On Sunday 22nd April, over three hundred, mainly British enthusiasts crammed into the Sistine Chapel. Most had made the journey …

By Robert Salisbury

Friday, 26 January 2018

The Future of War: a review

Professor Lawrence Freedman and Sam Goldwyn have at least one thing in common: neither much likes making predictions, particularly about …

By Robert Salisbury

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

To avoid Britain becoming Venezuela the Tories need to offer hope and reform

There is a memorable account of the days leading up to the Bolshevik victory in October 1917. Every street corner …

By Robert Salisbury

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Post-Brexit the West needs to start sticking up for its values

One of the most attractive aspects of Brexit will be that the UK will have the chance of reforging its …

By Robert Salisbury

Saturday, 25 March 2017

My favourite book: Le Rouge et Le Noir, Vanity Fair, or The Sword of Honour Trilogy?

How delightful to be able to state unequivocally that you have a favourite book. However, to some of us it …

By Robert Salisbury