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E-petitions: promoting slacktivism or participation?

Louise Wilson

Of the many changes this new UK Government has made, or announced it will make, so far, perhaps one of the more positive aspects is the establishment on a new Petitions Committee and system. 674 more words


Please Sign Here

If I asked you about what happens when you sign a petition, you might say that you provide a signature to show your support for a particular cause. 2,137 more words


Different with Digital: Opportunities and Challenges for Local Democracy

Guest blog by Sonia Bussu

On Tuesday 28th March 2015, the Local Politics standing group (part of the British Political Studies Association) hosted a innovative panel at the PSA general conference in Sheffield. 969 more words

Local Democracy

Petitions Committee, the most significant reform since 1979 – did you notice it?

By Cristina Leston-Bandeira

Remember the week of the cash-for-access scandal? It was the same week as the infamous interview with Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and the Labour party’s announcement of its policy on university fees. 970 more words


Please sign this petition.

Sorry if it seems a bit off topic, but we have reached the stage where 50% of our meat in the UK is now Halal. Bearing in mind that only 5% of the population are Moslem  there is clearly something very wrong with the food distribution chain. 82 more words

The Petitioner's Guide: Know What You're Signing!

The internet has given us easy access to be part of big changes, the recent selfie craze is just one example. But I’m not going to dwell on charity today. 462 more words

Running In Heels

A National Anthem for England.

MPs Greg Mulholland, (Lib Dem) and Phillip Davies, (Con) have sponsored a Parliamentary Early Day Motion, EDM, in favour of a distinct National Anthem for England to be played at the Rugby League World Cup to be held in October – November this year. 92 more words