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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New highs and new lows in the EU Project Fear

EU Project Fear has reached new heights and Remainers' skulduggery has reached new depths. BBC Newsnight reported tonight that Jean-Claude Juncker said: “a Brexit without an agreement would lead to the collapse of the United Kingdom”. A threat or a prediction from this false prophet of doom? Is the wish the father of the thought? …

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The Supreme Court rises to the occasion

The Supreme Court has illustrated how to restore judicial judgments in the UK to objective facts instead of subjective beliefs. Instead of trying to read Prime Minister Boris Johnson's motives, as the Court of Session judged, Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, specifically excluded this in her statement explaining the unanimous decision of eleven …

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The political left and right

It is common to hear commentators refer to the left and right in politics and it is a sure put-down to call someone far right or far left.  Such terms mean something to the politically-minded but because many people are not political it is more helpful to use other, more exact descriptions. People have different …

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