We have come a long way from King John in the 13th century but the world and its institutions of government are hugely more complex. Moreoever, changes are still taking place. It seems to me that there is a urgent need to consider this whole issue of accountability of the state to get a framework fit for the 21st century rather than relying on piecemeal actions in response to the latest scandal.
Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?
As the world reels from the news of President Trump, and the UK remains immersed in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, politics seems to be the hot topic in every household... or at least that's what we are led to believe.
We're anxious and panic-stricken. We're not sure what's happening and we're worried what the eventual aftermath will be. Frankly
"We have entered an age of post-truth politics." So declared the New York Times last month. They are, of course, not alone
In the aftermath of World War II Dr John Bowlby created his theory of infant attachment. It was such an innovative approach
If the 20th century was about revolution and the end of empire, then the 21st century should be about democratic evolution and global connectivity.
This is an amazing chance for everyone, from either side of the debate, to have a say and send a strong message, to not only Europe but the whole world, about what the British people value the most. So I will be voting to remain in the European Union this June. I hope you use your principles to guide you and do the same.
There is a reason that we trust doctors so much. We take much greater interest in our health and when there is bad news we expect a doctor to be honest with us. Let us face it: a great many of us take the exact opposite position with our politicians. So we will continue to have the politicians that we deserve and our trust will continue to erode ever further. Sad isn't it?
Nothing does or will ever justify public library cuts and school library cuts. Library cuts are unacceptable in the twenty-first century, in a modern country like Britain, and they should simply be made unlawful!