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Westminster

Total 13 Posts

Prime Minister’s Quarrelling

6 min read
There’s pointlessness, and then there’s Prime Minister’s Questions, where democracy goes to kill itself.

UK Politics: Tweedledrear and Tweedletrump

7 min read
The most notable thing about Keir Starmer’s speech last week was the way in which the Labour leader shamelessly nicked so many Tory and Vote Leave slogans. Will he be touring the UK in a bus with £350 million a week for the NHS on the side of it next?

Is Labour’s vision of a New Britain any different to the Tories’ levelling up?

5 min read
The plan to abolish the House of Lords has drawn the most attention but Labour is also proposing radical changes to how power is distributed.

Why bullying in politics is a matter of democracy

4 min read
When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.

The inevitable backlash

6 min read
The decision of the Supreme Court is a seismic and fundamental shift in the basis upon which Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, a change which has been imposed on Scotland without consultation, consent, consultation or permission.

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.

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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