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Category Archives: Democracy
With the New Year comes new but not unexpected work for the People’s Challenge. We are now approaching the final stretch on Brexit, one way or the other crunch time is approaching. This is going to, at the very least, … Continue reading
The election result was a brutal and salutary lesson for everybody who values the rights and benefits we have accumulated over the past 40 years, together with the moves in the last few months towards a system of democracy where … Continue reading
100 years of the Liberals & Labour snapping and snarling at each other while the Tories run away with the General Election!
Over the past months the Liberals (Liberal Democrats) and Labour have been fighting over who has the better qualifications to oppose the Tories. Both parties can reasonably campaign based on their inherent, long-standing principles. What is unconscionable is for the … Continue reading
Andrew Neil’s challenge to Boris Johnson – “Questions of Trust”, an interview “Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”
The BBC’s Andrew Neil has issued a challenge to Conservative leader Boris Johnson to take part in a half-hour general election interview with him. Boris Johnson is the only one of the main party leaders not to agree to face … Continue reading
Making your vote count is not just about registering and voting. Your vote has to help ensure that we get, in THIS election, what is Best for the UK!
A week ago we published a blog piece on How do you make sure your vote counts in this General Election? including some information about the effects, intended and unintended, of tactical voting. In that post, we put links to two of … Continue reading
First and foremost make sure you are registered to vote, remember: Students are entitled to register at both their university address and their home address; If you have moved, or changed your name or nationality since you last registered, you … Continue reading
Is our hard won Brexit Flextension about to go up in flames as Boris Johnson tries to block Parliamentary scrutiny and debate once again?
Having been defeated 3 times in the Commons in his attempts to call a General Election, Boris Johnson is now going for a 4th attempt. This time he is tabling an amendment to the Fixed Term Parliament Act for a … Continue reading
Boris Johnson attempts to use up even more precious Parliamentary time. Why can’t the opposition parties see this?
So Boris Johnson said that Parliament has run its course, needed a new session and attempts to illegally prorogue it for 5 weeks. He is then slapped down by the Supreme Court but then prorogues it for an “acceptable” period. … Continue reading
Boris keeps trying to bounce Parliament into ignoring the detail of his deal, he failed on Saturday will he succeed today?
Is Boris’s bounce getting a little less bouncy? Well, here we are, over 3 years after the referendum. And Boris seeks to bounce Parliament into an agreement to his ‘great new deal’ in less than 3 days! Why? Because he … Continue reading
The chair of the Bundestag’s foreign affairs committee, Norbert Röttgen, a senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, has been Tweeting over the past few days on the new Brexit Deal and the parliamentary situation in the … Continue reading