Category: Democracy

Electoral Cooperation works in Surrey

The Editor
Polling Station - CC BY-SA 2.0

A Progressive Alliance worked wonders in the Laleham and Shepperton Green ward of Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey. It shows the power of electoral cooperation as featured in an article before the elections by West England Bylines. The LibDems endorsed the Greens who put out this leaflet. The local Labour Party privately decided not to […]

Various Shades of Gray

Philip Cole
Downing Street - Source: Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.0

The long-awaited Sue Gray report on Nero and his acolytes enjoying themselves while Rome was burning was finally published on 25 May. It proved to be a huge disappointment. Ms Gray, or the Second Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office, spends 35 pages detailing the parties that took place in Downing Street at a time […]

Social Attitudes and Johnson’s Survival after Partygate

Claire Jones
Karaoke - Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

The Sue Gray report has done critics of the government a favour. During the past two years, criticisms of the government’s industrial scale dishonesty and moral bankruptcy mostly fell back into left wing echo chambers. But the Gray report has ripped off the veil for all, including the right-wing press, to see. The critics’ arguments are now made a whole lot more credible.

The Degrading and Renewal of UK Democracy – Part 1

Paul Ryder
Mother of Parliaments - Image by Bidyut Das on pixabay

Some Examples and Consequences of a Failing UK Democracy Once leaders of nations have broken laws and rules to gain power, they then have to break more of them to retain it and make use of it. This slippery slope is seen very clearly with Putin’s Russia, committing vile crimes against innocent people in Ukraine, […]