Category Archives: Politics in context

How Low Have we Sunk?

Standards in public life are perceived to be at an all-time low. This is a problem. It is a problem because it means that people don’t trust politicians and all those associated with politics (and that includes many public servants). … Continue reading

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Democratic Deficit

I’ve written before about the antiquated and unfair voting system in the UK. But here, I’m going to widen this to look at the democratic system in the UK more broadly. We’ve just been subjected to weeks of rhetoric about … Continue reading

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Al Aqsa – what’s all the fuss about?

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Kate, Jerusalem. The Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount 37 acre compound is in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The compound contains the Al-Qibali Mosque, the Dome of…

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Democracy, Voting and Fairness: Take 2

The Election Result The General Election 2015 is over. We’ve had the first few weeks of a new government which is so cock-a-hoop about its victory, it is rushing into all sorts of things that we’d probably wish they weren’t … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians of Europe demand accountability for drone strikes

In light of the prospect of the UK risking its membership of the Council of Europe, this blog post from QCEA is particularly topical and important. Parliamentarians of Europe demand accountability for drone strikes.

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Vote for Policies Take 2

In January 2014, I came across a website called ‘Vote for Policies’ and I wrote about it here. Then, the basis of the survey and analysis were the 2010 manifestos of six political parties. Vote for Policies has just launched … Continue reading

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Democracy, Voting, and Fairness

Yes, yes, yes, I know, we had a referendum about electoral reform and ‘we lost it’ as some would say. So why bang on about it? There are several reasons for this: but the most recent is the fact that … Continue reading

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