I ATTENDED a funeral last week – a Covid funeral for someone who died of that terrible virus. I was heartbroken that a great force of life was robbed of that life too early. Even at 80, Deepak Lal, the internationally renowned economist, historian of ideas and academic, had so much more to give the … Read more Brexit-Watch: We need less tribalism and more energetic freethinkers
Claire Fox, the former MEP and Director of the Institute of Ideas, joins Liam Deacon of Brexit-Watch to discuss the media’s reaction to Dominic Comming allegedly breaking lockdown, Coronavirus, and how Brexit can revive our democracy.
In The Municipal Journal, Claire Fox asks if it is undemocratic for local areas to introduce fundamental shifts in transport policy as ‘settled’ without a proper public discussion? The new COVID-19 Britain we’re all living in has undoubtedly revealed that there’s more ways to travel than public transport or driving. My sisters and I have … Read more Don’t put democracy on lockdown
Claire joins The Sacred Reflections podcast to speak about the importance of free-thinking at this time and how you can have different views to someone while still having something in common with them.
In Westmonster, Claire Fox explains how she was relieved that Rishi Sunak extended the Job Retention Scheme. Why should ordinary people pay the cost for the government’s decisions to close down the economy? I am not of the ilk who argues that this appeals to lazy workers who will wallow in being paid to do … Read more We all need the economy working at full steam as quickly as feasible
Perhaps there’s light at the end of the long lockdown tunnel. The roadmap at least allows hope that life might get back to normal. For me, normal means freedom to live life as we choose, from cramming into packed planes to go on holiday to crowding into pubs for birthday parties. However, even saying that … Read more My fears about the ‘new normal’