On Matt Hancock and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

By Sinead D Matt Hancock, Conservative MP for West Suffolk and former Health Secretary, has recently confirmed his appearance in the TV series “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”: a British reality TV show set in the forests of Australia where celebrity contestants must complete gruelling physical challenges whilst having no contact withContinue reading “On Matt Hancock and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”

The Jan. 6 Committee: An Exercise in Cinematography

By Lyndon C A Monmouth University poll showed that the July 2021 hearings of the January 6th Committee had little impact on public opinion; the largest numerical shift was that 4% fewer respondents saw Trump as directly responsible. Following the ninth televised hearing on October 13th, 2022, I remain similarly unmoved. I was hoping toContinue reading “The Jan. 6 Committee: An Exercise in Cinematography”

Why do UK governments typically fall after 15 years?

By Hasan A If we were to look at the periods of single-party dominance over the last 100 years, we would easily notice that not one government has survived for much more than 15 years. No party seems capable of retaining power for much longer – with even Thatcher and Major’s governments falling after 18Continue reading “Why do UK governments typically fall after 15 years?”

Was Queen Elizabeth a powerful political force?

By Alex B After news broke of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September the 8th shockwaves were sent around the United Kingdom and to many parts of the world. Many in Britain and elsewhere would have found it near impossible to imagine a world without the long-reigning monarch after a historic 70-year reign.Continue reading “Was Queen Elizabeth a powerful political force?”

Codified constitution: a remedy for UK democracy?

By Rameen P In recent years, calls have grown for the UK to adopt a codified constitution. Having a single document where fundamental laws and the overall political system are explained would reduce the need for conventions, outline how power is distributed, and arguably better protect our rights. Although many of the dangers a codifiedContinue reading “Codified constitution: a remedy for UK democracy?”

Johnson and His Government are Damaging British Democracy

By Grey G Consistently throughout his reign, Boris Johnson has ignored and undermined democracy. At the end of August 2019, through the use of his royal prerogative power, he advised the Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks in a blatant attempt to prevent MPs from fulfilling their constitutional functions. Parliament is usually adjourned atContinue reading “Johnson and His Government are Damaging British Democracy”