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About Ben Waite

Ben Waite writes on Politics and International Affairs and holds degrees from Nottingham University and King’s College London.

Articles by Ben Waite

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A battle for the meaning of British Conservatism

What rescues Conservatives from internecine conflict like that of the Labour Party? Oakeshott claimed that the conservative does not have a creed or doctrine, but rather a ‘disposition’.

Language, populism and democracy

The ability and desire to rouse 'emotion' in the demos should not be left to right wing populists - language is critical to how people view and understand the world.

Language and democracy

In our daily lives, we have learned to filter vast amounts of advertising – including the politician's message.

No 'normal' for Gaza

International attention is focused on Gaza thanks to the brutal Israeli offensive, but the real problem has always been daily life under occupation.

Peace and the Israeli right

It is dangerous to argue that the peace process is dead, but it cannot be revived while the Israeli right is in power.

Britain is no longer a world power

Britain faces a turning point in its foreign policy; it is no longer capable of delivering the 'interventions' its leaders crave, while its much vaunted 'soft power' seems so soft as to barely make an impact at all. A change of mindset is needed.

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