Category Archives: Politics


Defined by coalition

What is it about the possibility or reality of a coalition government that makes some politicians in Westminister-style parliamentary system [...]

So much for a mature debate

Yesterday, former Labour Home Secretary Bob Ainsworth admitted what most, including a good number of  law enforcement officials around the [...]

The politics of music

There’s a been a bit of a kerfuffle in the UK recently over PM David Cameron’s right to like certain artists. Cameron, being you [...]

The comfort of perpetual opposition

I’ve been slowly (very slowly) reading Tony Blair’s memoir. I will admit that I found it very slow to get into, but once past th [...]

On broken campaign promises

I’ve written about recall legislation previously. Speaking personally, I am not convinced that it is either necessary or a good idea. [...]

New progressives

I apologize for my prolonged absence from blogging. As sometimes happens, real life events intervened in such a way that I simply was not ab [...]

Political Bias and Perception

We all know (I hope) that our political biases colour how we view things. For example, someone with very conservative, right-wing views read [...]

The Woolas ruling

On 5 November 2010, a Labour MP and former minister, Phil Woolas, was stripped of his seat and barred from running for public office for thr [...]

Prisoners and the right to vote

One hotly debated topic in the UK right now is the right of prisoners to vote. Currently, in the UK, prisoners don’t have the right to [...]

What if they threw an AV election and everyone FPTP’d?

(Are you looking for information on how voting works under AV? Please see this post.) While there continues to be a regular stream of articl [...]
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