House of Commons
Total 18 Posts
Voter ID: Conservative MPs gave weak justification for law that could stop people voting5 min read
The UK government has changed the law, requiring people in England to show ID when voting. The opposition claims the move is an attempt by the Tories to sway future elections by preventing certain demographics from voting, particularly those unlikely to vote Conservatives.
Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Theresa May (and soon Nicola Sturgeon): the strange backbench lives of former national leaders5 min read
Former national leaders Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and Theresa May have all stepped back from power, but remain active in their respective backbenches.
Boris Johnson to face MPs over partygate – but what is ‘misleading parliament’ and why is it so serious?5 min read
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing questions from MPs about allegations of misleading Parliament. Misleading Parliament is an offence that could carry serious consequences.
A ‘stop Brexit’ sticker and suffragette colours: it’s really not clear what can get you kicked out of parliament5 min read
Parliaments are already widely viewed as inaccessible, technocratic institutions that are several steps removed from public concerns and values. A lack of clarity as to what visitors can bring with them will only reinforce these perceptions.
Prime Minister’s Quarrelling6 min read
There’s pointlessness, and then there’s Prime Minister’s Questions, where democracy goes to kill itself.
70 years of data suggest the Conservatives will suffer a big defeat at the next election5 min read
Polling only provides a snapshot of the current moment but modelling across decades can help us predict the next election result.
Why bullying in politics is a matter of democracy4 min read
When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.