The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
‘Veil of secrecy’: Brexit committee says government denying MPs access to key decision-making details 24/06/2020
European Scrutiny Committee writes to Michael Gove demanding transparency on EU/UK Joint Committee.
Brexit: No light ahead of the tunnel 13/06/2020
On 7 October last year, there was a defining phone call between Boris Johnson and Angel Merkel.
“On Tuesday they’re going to come into Parliament … and then in the next week they are going to be prorogued, or suspended," NBC News reporter Matt McBradley said.
Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the fight in British Parliament over the U.K. leaving the European Union has tied British politics in knots and challenged the system of democracy itself.
Chlorinated chicken is just the start. The government intends to rip up food standards, public services and public protections.
Documents show ministers were urged to make preparations before EU parliament elections.
Despite the best efforts of a cross-party coalition of MPs to stop the ‘shutdown’, Wednesday marked the end of the successful Virtual Parliament proceedings in the Commons.
Downing Street was accused of muzzling the crucial Liaison Committee after putting key Vote Leave figure Bernard Jenkin up as the only candidate to lead it.
In May 2019, the UK Government denied over a million EU citizens living here their fundamental right to vote. It now denies it did anything wrong.
Brexiteer slammed for calling for Welsh Senedd to be scrapped so he can cross border for beach [4 mins] 14/05/2020
A Tory Brexiteer MP has been slammed by his own colleague for his “wrong and unhelpful” remarks about Welsh democracy.
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'