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UK Democracy

Total 4 Posts

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.

Boris Johnson’s claim of a ‘mandate’ from the people isn’t accurate.

5 min read
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.

Democracy undermined: How elections in the UK are changing.

6 min read
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.
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