Category Archives: Politics

The May 2015 UK General Election

The next general election in the UK will be held on May 7 2015. This blog cannot engage in a discussion of the policies of political parties [...]

Everyone may love PR, but FPTP isn’t the problem

Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson’s latest piece argues that Canada’s voting system, commonly referred to as First-Past-t [...]

A parliament of winners

The UK media is normally much better at writing about hung parliaments and government formation than is its Canadian counterpart. That being [...]

On caucus-driven leadership selection and removal

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership spill attempt last week, although when 40% of your caucus no longer has confiden [...]

Thrills and Spills in Australia

These are rather interesting times in Australia, both at the federal and state and territorial level. Federally, Prime Minister Tony Abbott [...]

Why Canadians should pay close attention to the UK election campaign

There will be a general election here in Canada in 2015, most likely in the fall. There is incessant speculation that the election may occur [...]

On MPs attendance and voting records

The Ottawa Citizen published an article looking at the voting records of MPs in the Canadian House of Commons. The main motivation behind th [...]

Rethinking hung parliament outcomes

With a little less than five months to go until the next UK general election in May 2015, the general consensus amongst pundits and pollster [...]

Innovations in Parliamentary Websites

As someone who regularly visits parliamentary websites — and by regularly, I mean several times a day, even on weekends — I can& [...]

Party leadership selection: the NZ Labour Party

Readers may recall my four posts looking at various aspects of Canadian MP Michael Chong’s proposed Reform Act (if not, you can catch [...]
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