Tag Archives: MPs

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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Surrounded by the occupation

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Elaine, Southern West Bank. Mahmoud, his family and extended family live in the beautiful South Hebron Hills at the southernmost tip of the West Bank. They are in what…

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If ever you thought TTIP wasn’t that bad really….

I’ve written on this before. And I don’t want to become boring on this subject. But today I came across an article in the Huffington Post from a Canadian perspective which I think is worth sharing. Remember: the EU is … Continue reading

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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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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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TTIP: European Commission Consultation – WE DID IT

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has featured on this blog several times before. Today, just for a change, there is some good news on this topic.   The European Commission launched a consultation on this issue in the … Continue reading

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