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Accountability

Total 14 Posts

Why Liz Truss finally lost control of MPs

5 min read
After years of testing the limits of British democracy, the government finally got a taste of its own medicine when Labour used a parliamentary mechanism to lay Tory divisions bare.

When the strong help the weak, it makes us all stronger

3 min read
Former PM Gordon Brown’s budget analysis sums up Liz Truss’s government plans perfectly. Wouldn’t it be good to be governed by grown-ups again?

Accountability and the prorogation of Parliament

3 min read
Evidence presented by Boris Johnson’s Government to the courts for the prorogation of Parliament may not have complied with the duty of candour, and may not have been the truth.

Government doesn’t know whether it will achieve its 2032 Net Zero target.

4 min read
Has the government been achieving its ambition for the public sector to be a leader in decarbonising its activities? Difficult to say as measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by public bodies are inconsistent and not streamlined.

Boris Johnson’s future: A philosophical exercise for wavering Tory MPs.

6 min read
Prisoners in the UK are not allowed to vote. Their fate is a useful starting point for any backbencher wondering if it’s time to write a letter of no confidence in PM Boris Johnson as his actions appear to have demonstrated a highly disrespectful attitude for the law.

Boris Johnson: Why not taking responsibility degrades politics.

5 min read
Boris Johnson’s real duty as a leader is and was to set an example and not to tolerate rule-breaking. He talks about leadership but arguably displays almost zero understanding of it or ability to offer it. His duty, as a leader, should be to resign.

How can Parliament discipline the PM?

4 min read
The more we understand the rules, the better we all can be at making sure MPs stick to them.
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