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One Major Trouble with British Politics and an Idea for Improvement

Respect for politicians has never been lower and is getting even worse. Young people are disaffected with politics. Parties like UKIP become serious threats. The 2015 election campaign has been depressing.  1,000 more words

Politics

Cameron’s parliamentary challenge #2: Managing the Lords

As the fallout from the general election is dissected, some commentators have noted the challenges facing Cameron’s new government in managing the House of Commons with such small majority. 1,904 more words

Parliament

The new government's constitutional reform agenda - and its challenges

Following the surprise election of a Conservative government with a small majority, Meg Russell and Robert Hazell offer an overview of the constitutional reforms which are likely to be prioritised and the associated difficulties that may arise. 1,667 more words

Parliament

Enough is enough: Time to regulate prime ministerial appointments to the Lords

This week the Constitution Unit publishes a new report arguing that the time has come to regulate prime ministerial appointments to the House of Lords – to prevent the chamber’s size escalating further, and prevent government manipulating its membership. 1,787 more words

Parliament

James Hand and Donal Coffey: Miliband’s senate of the regions and a constitutional convention conundrum

Ed Miliband’s recent proposal for ‘an elected Senate that properly represents the towns, cities, regions and nations that make up the United Kingdom’ included reference to a ‘UK-wide Constitutional Convention’. 1,315 more words

Constitutional Reform