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.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Why a new electoral pact is needed to defeat the SNP and save the Union

The latest opinion poll suggests that 57% of Scottish voters would vote to leave the United Kingdom. That is 3% …

By Robert Salisbury

Friday, 12 June 2020

A self-righteous mob is ignoring the complexity of history

Until recent times, the institution of slavery was almost universal, as was its handmaiden, the slave trade. Nearly all societies …

By Robert Salisbury

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

An invitation to Nicola Sturgeon: Will the SNP take part in building a federal UK?

Nicola Sturgeon feels she has the initiative. The SNP returned its second best result in last month’s general election, so …

By Robert Salisbury

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Defensive and troubled EU is out of date in a fast-changing world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