David Marquand is former principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Among his many books are The Unprincipled Society (1988) and The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe, (2011) Princeton University Press.
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales - time for all to jump in to the debate
Pretending we can re-enact the Referendum tragedy with a different final act is monumental self-deception – instead...
"Second star to the right and straight on till morning": leaving Europe for the imperial Never-Never Land
The Brexiteers believe in a myth of British exceptionalism. It's time they stopped telling themselves fairy tales.
Returning to Wales, David Marquand finds that devolution has created a political community interestingly open to new...
The British syndrome: an abdication of responsibility
There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’...
Britain is in crisis - Miliband’s One Nation may signal a way out
Britain needs a national conversation on its imperilled political and moral culture. Has the Labour leader had the...
The EU approaches a constitutional moment
A retreat from the present unsatisfactory half-way house to a Gaullist ‘Europe des Patries’ would be an act of...