MOST SCOTTISH voters believe the UK is “no longer a fully democratic country” because of Westminster’s refusal to allow indyref2 under any circumstances.
Meet Brittany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Releasing Troves of New Files from Data Firm 07/01/2020
New details are emerging about how the shadowy data firm Cambridge Analytica worked to manipulate voters across the globe, from the 2016 election in the United States to the Brexit campaign in Britain and elections in over 60 other countries, including Malaysia, Kenya and Brazil.
The European Parliament shrank by 6% as a result of Brexit. The U.K.’s departure from the European Union over the weekend led to a reallocation of 27 of the country’s 73 seats in the EU assembly among 14 member nations. The remaining 46 British seats were placed in a reserve for nations aspiring to join the EU.
MPs call for unlimited fines for electoral law breaches to stem flow of 'dirty money and dodgy data' 19/01/2020
Fines seen by some donors as ‘just the cost of doing business’, says electoral watchdog.
Boris Johnson to fast-track plans to curb legal challenges ‘in revenge for Brexit defeats’ 15/01/2020
No 10 to target judicial reviews brought ‘for political motives’ to ‘restore trust’ – but a leading critic fears ‘a monstrous attack on the courts’.
Lord Sumption says possible Government plans to alter judicial review are 'a recipe for tyranny' 17/01/2020
The Conservatives are to review the 'constitutional plumbing' of the country to stop the courts being used for political ends.
Incompatible Fictions - Chris Kendall 16/01/2020
'Identity has been at the heart of Brexit. Anti-Europeans who could not bear the notion of sharing sovereignty at the European level ... They found that they best way to articulate this discomfort was by claiming that the EU was undemocratic, or anti-democratic.'
The British Government 'unlawfully failed to put in place policy for holding border poll' 09/01/2020
Democracy dies in darkness. Today I'm fighting to preserve it as Boris Johnson turns off the lights 08/01/2020
The PM's EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill not only drives the hardest Brexit of all, it shuts MPs out of negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU
Brexit will crash and burn – and when it does, Labour needs to hold the Tories responsible 09/01/2020
Our fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under direct threat. The next election has to produce a different outcome, and we'll get it by holding the prime minister accountable
Electoral law, the legal system and parliament itself will all be reformed to the Conservatives’ advantage.
Alexandra Hall Hall said her position had become 'unbearable personally and untenable professionally'
Boris Johnson ‘to curb legal challenges over Brexit’ in extraordinary attack on the courts 25/11/2019
Prime minister intends to ‘change the scope of the royal prerogative and become a dictator’ campaigner Gina Miller suggests.
Intelligence and security committee chair says dossier has facts ‘germane’ to voters.
Must watch: Dominic Grieve on Russian report 02/11/2019
We had access to highly classified info. / Report is ready. / Redactions agreed. / PM has received report (17/10): signing off a formality. / What no.10 has said is a lie. / "Quite simply whopping untruths."
'We have no objections': Security officials say secret Russia report being blocked by Boris Johnson government can be published immediately 05/11/2019
'We are as much spectators in this as you are,' security source tells The Independent, as government blocks publication of documents until after election.
Labour and Tories prefer one-on-one format, which would mean no place for Jo Swinson’s party.
Boris Johnson was responding to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford's call to respect the convention that UK legislation which affects Scotland should have Holyrood's consent.
The results were obtained by Freedom of Information requests submitted by the London Liberal Democrats and seen by Sky News.
Dark and dangerous threats against MPs like me are a sign No 10 and Cummings are getting utterly brazen 21/10/2019
This has a strong whiff of the 1930s about it – it is a right wing, nationalist government’s attempt to suppress dissent.
Historian of fascism offers lessons for democracies on how to resist authoritarianism [10 mins] 09/10/2019
Democracy is a fragile creation, and the Yale professor and historian of fascism Timothy Snyder should know. / His best selling book, ‘On Tyranny’, offers some practical and political advice for resisting authoritarianism. Professor Snyder had the American reader in mind when he wrote it. But can we learn anything from his work?
"52% of the electorate simply cannot have 100% of the spoils, they have to engage with the rest" - Lord Sumption 25/09/2019
The Prime Minister describes Britain’s institutions as “enemies of the people”, while pursuing a strategy that would leave the people impoverished, divided and ridiculed.