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The fall of Boris Johnson: Any democracy should look to his case and ask if it is enabling machiavellian leaders.4 min read
Boris Johnson is not the first world leader to prioritise his own ambitions over meaningful governance. But his fall is a good moment for reflection on how far a democracy is prepared to tolerate, and even reward Machiavellian tendencies.
Fact-check: The ministers’ revolt against Boris Johnson wasn’t anti-democratic – it’s representative democracy in action. As for his claim to have a mandate from the people, it is misguided.
The new Elections Act weakens the UK’s claim to be a beacon of democracy as 1.1 million people may not cast a vote at future parliamentary elections as a result of this reform.
Boris Johnson’s bad behaviour: How declining trust in the prime minister affects trust in British democracy.4 min read
A new survey shows a strong link between trusting the prime minister and trusting the government, Parliament and political parties.