Posts Tagged ‘UK Politics’

It turns out the BNP has a manual – a book of Hate for Dummies, if you will. And someone leaked it to the BBC. BNP activists and writers should never refer to ‘black Britons’ or ‘Asian Britons’ etc, for the simple reason that such persons do not exist”. Now defining British nationality is tricky, […]


Gordon Brown would have welcomed headlines pointing out that yesterday’s results were a victory for the Labour government. David Cameron would have liked them to emphasise that the vote was won by pressure, promises and concessions on other issues to anyone who wanted them. I don’t think either of them wanted this. David Davis’s resignation […]


Except I can’t, because I already did. And I don’t believe the best way to solve problems is to abandon them, anyway. But there are days when I really, truly, wonder what the country is going to look like when I go back in a year or two. The bill to increase pre-charge detention limits […]


A survey conducted by the Leaders in London International Leadership Summit of one thousand business leaders recently said that Tony Blair is the most powerful man in the country. Or the most powerful person in the country. Or the most influential man. Or the most influential person. It’s really not clear from any of the […]


In the next couple of weeks, the House of Commons will vote on the Counter-Terrorism Bill. One of the Bill’s key points is the proposal to extend the period during which suspects can be held before they are charged from 28 days (the current limit) to 42 days. What does this actually mean? The figure […]


An article by Laurie Penny over at Liberal Conspiracy considers the recently-passed Human Fertilisation and Embryo Bill. Specifically, the impact that it will have on women’s rights. Two of the key issues in the Bill were proposals to reduce the limit on abortions from 24 weeks, and the proposed removal of the law requiring IVF […]


One can almost feel sorry for Gordon Brown. He waited ten years to be Prime Minister, but his first year in power has been dogged by bad decisions, bad publicity, and bad elections results. Today the Guardian reports that key Labour figures are murmuring that he needs to go. None will yet identify themselves, but […]