UK Politics

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David Amess killing: Threats of violence and harassment have become commonplace for politicians.

6 min read
Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near-constant threat of attack.

Boris Johnson fails the ‘showman-to-statesman’ test in party conference speech.

5 min read
Billed as a speech from a leader making daring decisions to fix the nation, the prime minister’s conference appearance rapidly descended into jokes about beavers.

Betamax Frost is an obstacle to a viable post-Brexit strategy.

13 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s analysis on how this summer’s events have overtaken Frost’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, and where that approach might now lead, including whether Boris Johnson might ditch him.

One rule for us, chumocracy for them.

7 min read
Whilst they intend to deny people their rights to financial security, pensions, health, and welfare services, the Conservatives in government organised a VIP channel for cronies to access government contracts and gain billions on the public purse during the pandemic.

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.
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