Oliver Conolly

Oliver Conolly

The Case for a Second Brexit Referendum Revisited: A Response to Madeline Grant

The Case for a Second Brexit Referendum Revisited: A Response to Madeline Grant

In her article “The Case Against a Second Referendum,” Madeline Grant has written an extensive critique of my “The Case For a Second Referendum.” Restrictions of space preclude a detailed consideration of the numerous objections she raises. I ignore altogether the personal comments she makes in

Oliver Conolly
Oliver Conolly
Brexit
The Case for a Second EU Referendum

The Case for a Second EU Referendum

There is a great deal of talk in Britain at the moment about a “People’s Vote”—a referendum on the terms of the withdrawal agreement between the UK government and the EU, with an option to remain in the EU. It was predictable in June 2016 that sooner or

Oliver Conolly
Oliver Conolly
Brexit
Direct Democracy and Its Discontents

Direct Democracy and Its Discontents

The word “democracy” has a kind of halo around it. In right-thinking circles, criticism of democracy seems inherently indecent. This is not completely unwarranted. There is a good deal to be said in favour of the various forms of parliamentary democracy that have evolved around the world in the last

Oliver Conolly
Oliver Conolly
Art and Culture