Tag: Democracy

How To Get Rid Of The Dane..?

Michala Bendixen knows: I hope you will find peace of mind and a good new life in my small country, where we know nothing about wars, starvation and oppression. I know you did not leave your own country voluntarily, but…

Does Local Democracy Work?

A public meeting to discuss proposals for three travellers’ camps was abandoned after 400 residents turned up. On grounds of..? Yeah, you guessed it: So many people from Leicester’s Abbey and Beaumont Leys wards arrived at the meeting venue that…

Stacking The Deck..?

A Tweet by disability campaigner BendyGirl  drew my attention to this rumour sweeping the halls and corridors of power: The government, according to strong rumour, is about to make defeats a little less likely, by appointing 60 new peers –…

The government of the United Kingdom

A showdown with the EU may come sooner than we expect. The European Commission has today threatened to sue David Cameron’s government unless it starts letting EU citizens come here to claim benefits. – Fraser Nelson Mr Cameron, you must roar Britain’s…

Save Us, Lib Dems, You’re Our Only Hope!

Yvette Cooper on the HoL vote on elected police commissioners: The House of Lords vote on elected police commissioners will show whether the Liberal Democrats are really prepared to raise a “louder voice” on their policy concerns, and whether the…