China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong

China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong as it crushes democracy and dissent Beijing has increasingly tightened grip on HK since national security law in June Communists claimed latest overhaul gets rid of ‘loopholes and deficiencies’  Slashed number of directly elected parliamentarians and cut size of the … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: The unsackable class who truly govern us…

The wicked old Soviet Union had a privileged administrative class. By Soviet standards they were well paid, and the lucky ones got dachas — cushy second homes.  These unaccountable bureaucrats were called the nomenklatura. Although Britain is a parliamentary democracy, we have developed our own nomenklatura.  They are highly remunerated and not infrequently incompetent. Although … Read more