May 1, 2023 /World/ — A British coronation is important to people around the world for a number of reasons. First, it is a rare and momentous occasion. The coronation of a new British monarch only happens once in a lifetime, and it is a time for celebration and national pride. Second, the coronation is a beautiful and historic ceremony. It is full of pomp and circumstance, and it is a chance for people to witness a piece of British history being made. Third, the coronation is a symbol of stability and continuity. The British monarchy has been around for centuries, and it is a source of stability and comfort for many people. Continue reading
Global freedom declined for a 17th consecutive year in 2022 as 35 countries suffered deterioration in their political rights and civil liberties, according to a new report released today by Freedom House. A total of 34 countries made improvements during the year, however, meaning the gap between the numbers of countries that improved and declined was the narrowest it has ever been since the negative pattern began. The report suggests that the struggle for democracy may be approaching a turning point, and offers recommendations on how democratic governments and societies should work together to roll back authoritarian gains. Continue reading
The rise of far-right politician Giorgia Meloni has left many outside Italy asking how her brand of what many argue is fascism can achieve such prominence in a country that has experienced life under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. The answer can be traced back to a recent normalisation of reactionary politics.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years on the throne has, of course, been met with widespread sadness and mourning. For most people in Britain, she is the only monarch they have known. Yet, inevitably, the mourning of her passing will be followed by a discussion about the future of the monarchy as an institution. After all, much has changed since 1951.
Although it may have provided the head of state for over a thousand years, in a modern democracy like Britain the monarchy will need to retain public consent if it is to survive.