UK Politics

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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.

Why some people switch political parties.

5 min read
Switching political parties is fairly common in Britain. But does that mean parties are being shaped by entryism?

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.

Whether or not football’s coming home, there’s a limit to sport’s transformative power.

3 min read
If England wins its first major football tournament in 55 years, it will be seen as a sign of post-Brexit national resurgence.

July 19 ‘Freedom Day’: Boris Johnson’s biggest gamble is trusting the public.

5 min read
Ending lockdown on July 19 is about more than embracing “freedom” – it’s about shifting responsibility for tough decisions onto the public. The prime minister is undoubtedly gambling with people’s lives. It will be the biggest gamble of Johnson’s political career.

What the bitter UK by-election won by the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox tells us about the state of British politics.

4 min read
Relief for Keir Starmer as Labour retains seat in what was billed as a referendum on his leadership.

Brexit: 5 years after the referendum, here are five things we’ve learned.

5 min read
After the Brexit referendum, the most-Googled question in the UK was “What does it mean to leave the European Union?” Five years later, we still don’t have the full answer.
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