Unlikely allies team up to demand a fairer voting system

Unlikely allies team up to demand a fairer voting system

What issue do the Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, the SNP and UKIP all agree on? Today I found out. Braving the weather, I joined Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Leanne Wood, a host of top level politicians from parties across the political spectrum and the Electoral Reform Society for an exciting morning stood outside the gates of Downing Street.

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The black spider memos may be banal, but their publication is important

The black spider memos may be banal, but their publication is important

Yesterday afternoon, following a legal battle for almost a decade, Prince Charles’s letters to ministers were finally published.  

The striking thing about the letters is how banal they are. Following attempts to block their publication from the crown and politicians alike, one would have expected earth-shattering revelations rather than topics such as school dinners and albatrosses. Nonetheless, their publication is hugely important.

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The UK desperately needs Cameron to be a statesman

The UK desperately needs Cameron to be a statesman

English Votes for English Laws is a path to the break-up the Union unless Cameron can look beyond short-term party interest and call a Constitutional Convention

Superficially, last week’s election result restores a veneer of the old order to British politics. Once again we have a single party in power. The age of endless coalition has not arrived. The status quo has returned.  

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