First past the post or proportional representation?Read More
Author: The Speaker
Are the political elite losing their way?
Who would have guessed that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States of America? Who would have guessed that Hillary Clinton will be forced to fall on her sword having lost out to somebody with no political experience and someone who has alienated a large percentage of the US population? Are the political elite losing their way? Nationalism growing Rightly or wrongly Donald Trump has made the most of concerns regarding immigration in the US and trading relationships around...Read More
Should Farage stay or go?
Nigel Farage is one of the most diverse figures in UK politics at this moment in time attracting applause and criticism in equal measures. Sometimes the image of Nigel Farage takes over from his UKIP party with many people seeing the man rather than seeing the party. Despite the fact that his party attracted 12.6% of the vote in the last UK general election it only ended up with one seat in the House of Commons. The man himself has come under intense pressure over the last few weeks, much of ...Read More
How fair is the current UK voting system?
The UK voting system has come under significant pressure over the last few weeks after David Cameron was able to deliver a Conservative majority in the House of Commons with a vote share of just 36.9%. This equated to 331 seats against 232 seats for the Labour Party with a share of the vote of 30.4%. The system is based along boundaries and has no connection to the number of voters in each particular constituency. There were attempts under the former Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition to...Read More
Have your say on the big 5…
Benefits, Tax, Immigration, Business and the NHSRead More