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!”

ORDER! – Edition 4 – 18th November

This week’s edition covers the actions of the new Prime Minister as well as the Scottish Independence campaign. PMQs 9th November PMQs started rather solemnly this week. With Remembrance Day on the following Friday, all leaders were sure to pay their respects to the soldiers who had given their lives for the country. Neil Coyle,Continue reading “ORDER! – Edition 4 – 18th November”

An investigation into the changes at the top of the UK government since Johnson’s resignation

By Angus M The last two months have been a turbulent time for British politics. The public has seen three different Conservative Prime Ministers, within the same government, and has experienced a litany of cabinet changes, along with policy U-turns and a significant economic shock. I thought it interesting to explore the changes within theContinue reading “An investigation into the changes at the top of the UK government since Johnson’s resignation”

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?”

The story of Smethwick 1964: Britain’s most racist election

By Wilkie D In the 1964 general election, the incumbent Conservative government was ousted by the Labour Party. The incoming Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, won with a wafer-thin majority of four. However, one constituency bucked this trend. The constituency of Smethwick, a suburb 4 miles west of Birmingham city centre, voted for the Conservative candidateContinue reading “The story of Smethwick 1964: Britain’s most racist election”

Oh Not ANOTHER Scandal!

By Ivan A The Profumo Affair of 1963 is one of the most well-known political scandals in British history. Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, was accused of having an affair with British model, Christine Keeler who was also simultaneously having an affair with Soviet spy, Eugene Ivanov. Profumo was brought before the HouseContinue reading “Oh Not ANOTHER Scandal!”

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”