Magna Carta

Spectator books of the year: Jonathan Sumption on a thunderous biography of Wellington

22 November 2015 15:00

Richard Bourke’s Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke (Princeton, £30.95) is a monument of exact scholarship and…

In praise of charming but pointless laws – like the Magna Carta

15 June 2015 13:36

If you peer deep into the statute book, you will see that it is still an offence to enter parliament…

Jacob Rees-Mogg asks Gove for a Magna Carta

11 June 2015 17:51

Jacob Rees-Mogg told the House on Thursday that his favourite activity is making speeches on Europe and ‘if the House…

Podcast: Gove’s battle for justice, the perils of a small majority and the Labour leadership contest

21 May 2015 8:58

Repealing the Human Rights Act is one of the most difficult tasks the government faces. On this week’s View from…

‘Magna Carta Unification Event’ at the British Library: a magna balls-up

16 March 2015 17:38

Early last month I tripped on up to the British Library for the ‘Magna Carta Unification Event’. Manuscripts had been choppered in…

It’s not up to Theresa May to define ‘British values’

12 March 2015 15:51

A month after the Magna-Carta-mangling Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill crept onto the statue book, leaked documents seen by the Daily…

‘Britishness’ debate: can you do Magna Carta without also doing God?

17 June 2014 16:02

Was anyone terribly surprised by the Social Attitudes Survey published today suggesting that most people thought that, in order to…

Should we make Magna Carta Day our national holiday?

20 March 2014 14:31

I know there are probably more important things in the Budget, but I for one (and probably, literally, the only…