Parliamentary Democracy

Total 7 Posts

Boris Johnson in hospital: What this means for governance of the UK.

3 min read
The UK doesn’t have a set back-up plan when a prime minister is unwell, but there are clear procedures in place.

Not questioning Number 10’s coronavirus plan is a direct legacy of Brexit.

4 min read
On why Number 10’s science must be thoroughly scrutinised, questioned, checked, and tested before it becomes official, and why without an open and transparent debate, the government is demanding blind faith from an entire nation.

The Supreme Court judgment and its aftermath.

10 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis, including discussion of the judgment, how Johnson’s reaction has successfully distracted attention from it, and what difference the judgment and the reaction make to Brexit itself.

Four things we learnt from a dreadful week in Westminster.

5 min read
When MPs returned to the benches this week, no one could have predicted the scenes of anger and emotion. Opposition politicians collided with an officially sponsored dangerous rhetoric. Most definitely, one of the worst weeks in parliamentary history.

Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history.

5 min read
Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power.

They change their minds... so you don’t have to — Prorogation of Parliament Special.

5 min read
If MPs and Ministers out there can sometimes change their minds... why can’t you? Check out the sheer hypocrisy of these politicians.
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