Tag Archives: participation

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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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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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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TTIP – the discussion rolls on

The campaigns to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue apace. And the same holds true for the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA). And we can’t afford to sit back and hope for the best, because our own … Continue reading

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Participation, Politics and Constitutional Reform

I thought I’d write about something light for a change! No, seriously, the reason I’m writing this blog is three-fold – I care about electoral systems and about electoral reform in the UK because I firmly believe an intrinsically unfair … Continue reading

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TTIP and CETA – one more thing

In my last post on this subject, I suggested writing to MEPs and MPs about this matter. I have now done so. For the MEPs, I used the web tool ‘Write to Them’; for my MP, I sent an e-mail … Continue reading

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