Christians and political party loyalty

Brexit has tested Westminster party loyalties to breaking point and it is testing the raison d’être of these parties.  There is a realignment along Brexit lines and this General Election is clearly about Brexit – unless one is a Tory. Boris Johnson and the Tories are clearly fighting for their party rather than the country, …

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Representative democracy

Brexit has demonstrated the importance of voting for the person whom you want to represent you in the House of Commons. The current situation of a minority Government bound by the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 has highlighted the following issues: Direct and Representative democracy Should an MP honour the wishes of the country in a …

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Locking in aggressive political gains

The co-convener of the Scottish Greens in the Scottish Parliament has said that those who disagree with homosexual marriage should be prevented from becoming MSPs.  During the debate on passing the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill he argued against political parties selecting candidates who do not accept homosexual activity. The BBC reported …

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Fat cats in the public’s eye – what is fairness?

Fairness was catapaulted to the top of the agenda in the last General Election campaign. Since then the debate is on - what is fairness in our society? "It's not fair!" announces the youngest child with all the authority of a top judge. Where did the child learn this judicial skill? In 2010 Wayne Rooney …

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How do we hold politicians to their promises and Manifesto pledges?

The national debt is being used by politicians to justify massive changes of policy which did not appear in the election Manifestos of the main political parties. The Lib Dems are the biggest casualties, and the public suspects that the Tories are using this opportunity to cut benefits and excesses in the system which could …

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