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UK Parliament

Total 19 Posts

The public shouldn’t pay to get the ex-PM off the hook

4 min read
It’s not for the taxpayers to pick up the tab for getting the former Prime Minister off the hook. Here’s what Good Law Project are doing about the fact we all have, they think unlawfully, paid for Boris Johnson’s legal advice. And here’s why they think that legal advice is wrong.

4 ways Boris Johnson tested the British parliament to its limits

5 min read
From calling his opponent a bollard to shutting parliament for an extended period, Johnson has pushed the limits of the ‘good chaps school of government’.

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.

After years of breaking the rules, Boris Johnson must now hope his MPs won’t change the only one keeping him in office.

5 min read
The Conservatives have always been happy to rewrite their own rules when it suits them. Rest assured they will eject any leader – no matter who they are – if they feel it benefits the party and its members.

Behind the scenes of Westminster – How government whips are losing their influence.

5 min read
Boris Johnson has burned so many commitments and bridges that it seems more than likely that the Tory whips will be unable to salvage them beyond 2022 even when using intimidation tactics to keep him in power.

Parliament could burn down any day? Sell it. Turn it into a museum or a posh hotel.

3 min read
Our political system is packed with unimaginative, cowardly morons, trapped in aspic.
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