In the wake of the government’s major defeat on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, many myths have arisen that have wrongly attributed both motivations for why Parliament made the decision it did, and what the consequences of that decision are. We thought we’d shed some light on what is actually going on and clear up the main myths that have come out of the debates.
A debate which saw the government defeated for the first time on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill saw an engaging and thoughtful discussion amongst MPs that raised a number of questions, like: where should decisions making lie? What does a ‘meaningful’ vote look like? What should the balance of power be the between Parliament and Government?
In terms of politics, 2017 has been a bumper year for scandals. We think the abundance of scandals is a fair indicator of whether or not our political system is working well. So we thought we’d reflect on the biggest blunders and disreputable deeds of the last twelve months.
The EU (Withdrawal) Bill as drafted undermines the hard-won devolution settlements that have brought stability and peace to the UK’s people. We’re calling on supporters to #StopThePowerGrab of Westminster ministers and support our current devolution settlements.
Unlock Democracy has joined with nearly seventy organisations from across civil society in the UK, with millions of members, to call for new rules that put democracy, scrutiny, and transparency at the heart of trade.