UK Parliament

Total 83 Posts

Plans for ministers who aren’t in parliament raise concerns for UK democracy.

5 min read
Appointing ministers who aren’t MPs or lords would weaken parliament’s ability to hold the government to account.

Is the UK turning to an elected dictatorship?

5 min read
Boris Johnson’s government is taking back control in ways that could undermine British democracy forever using legislative processes – unknown to most people in this country – that have very significant constitutional implications.

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.
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