UK Parliament

Total 81 Posts

The Queen’s speech.

6 min read
Full transcript of the Queen’s speech at today’s State Opening of Parliament with direct links to the details of all the government’s legislation and plans referred to in the speech.

How much better would UK politics be with PR?

2 min read
I was watching the results of the Dutch general election on Wednesday night and I realised how much I like proportional representation.

Police & Crime Bill shelved – All oppositions ought now to unite.

3 min read
Victory for freedom and democracy as the abhorrent Police & Crime Bill is finally delayed in Parliament by the government.

Sarah Everard vigil shows the urgent need to protect the right to protest.

4 min read
If passed, the Police & Crime Bill will create even more powers to disrupt and prevent protest, and give police further discretion to intervene in and shut down protests.

Fake letters to politicians: It’s OK to test whether MPs reply to constituents.

5 min read
If we care that MPs treat all their constituents fairly, we should support work that tests them on their biases – even the implicit ones.

Boris Johnson may soon have the power to call elections whenever he wants – A legal view on why that’s not a good idea.

5 min read
If anything, the past few years have shown us why it should be difficult for a prime minister to call an election at will.

Onwards, certainly. Upwards?

4 min read
Scrutiny comes with the benefit of improving sight of looming issues. More knowledge and understanding of what’s happening will help with avoiding problems in the first place, and managing those that can’t be avoided.
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