Sam Fowles is a barrister, and lecturer in law at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. His book, 'Overruled: Confronting Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases', is available to pre-order. He tweets @SamFowles.
Published in: Home: OpinionIt’s time to cap political donations at a level the poorest can afford
The rich are distorting politics. If everyone could afford to donate equally, things might look a little different
Published in: Home: AnalysisMinisters’ attacks on judges threaten UK democracy, warns new report
Government attacks risk giving the impression that the courts are being pressured to rule in Boris Johnson's favour
Published in: Home: OpinionFar-right conspiracy theories are now embedded in the UK mainstream
And no wonder, when British journalists promote conspiracy theories and government politicians embrace extremist rhetoric
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionThe government’s obsession with ‘culture wars’ is a threat to democracy
By threatening museums, ministers are forcing a preferred view of history. This is a trait of authoritarian states
Published in: openDemocracyUK: OpinionBoris Johnson is no liberal
Those saying that what’s happening in the US couldn’t happen here should take a look at our prime minister’s record.
Published in: openDemocracyUKThe freedom fallacy
It's time we threw out our notion of freedom as the mere absence of duress. A cursory look at the life of a cafe...