Tag Archives: Democracy

Another year, another challenge.

It’s 18 months since we initiated the challenge to the Government over its intention to bypass Parliament and use the ancient Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50. This was the start of a fight to ensure that it is Parliament … Continue reading

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Democracy Strikes Back

On Wednesday evening, in the most emphatic manner, Westminster democracy delivered a blow to Whitehall dictatorship. Parliament will endure the Government’s Brexit shenanigans no more. The most extreme and condescending of the Henry VIII powers the Govt. was seeking to … Continue reading

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Resetting the debate

Probably the most important thing we need to discuss is how we “reset the debate”, which we will certainly have to do following 8th June. Thus far we haven’t managed to do this. I pulled together the People’s Challenge to … Continue reading

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What is Best for the UK?

Theresa May has called for unity, but what she wants is unity behind a project she has defined. It’s not a project defined either by the referendum or by Parliament. According to some it has not even been defined by the government. She … Continue reading

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Cats In A Sack Politics

Barely a week since the vanity election of Theresa May was called, and already we see what’s going to happen. Tories are pack animals. Polite, oh so moderate Open Britain, which bent over backwards to be inclusive has been deserted … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Of The Voter

In the election nobody wanted, spare a thought for the poor, bloody voter. The more votes we are forced to endure, the emptier, the more pointless the whole ritual becomes. The link between how we vote, and what happens as … Continue reading

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The Citizens Party Manifesto

When a government with a majority, calls a general election most voters don’t want, three years before they ought, something funny is going on.  And when something funny is going on, there comes a point at which many people will … Continue reading

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