In 1911, the Parliament Act was introduced, which promised that it wouldn’t be long before the undemocratic House of Lords would be fixed. 103 years later, nothing has changed. We’ve put together a list of some of the biggest problems with the Lords (along with some cute cat pictures to keep things interesting).
It’s a scandal just waiting to happen. Party funding scandals are a plague on our politics in the UK, so until we make politics more about the voter and less about the money, we’ll keep seeing them hit the headlines.
Unlock Democracy has commissioned the cartoonist Tom Crowley to illustrate the “twelve scandals of Christmas” and we have blogged about them. We hope you enjoy them!
Left, right and center, we can all unite against a bill that attacks charities and lets lobbying secrecy remain.
For a law that guarantees fundamental rights and freedoms to citizens, the Human Rights Act 1998 certainly had a bad reputation. We’ve put together our list of things we think should be celebrated about the Human Rights Act and some of its achievements below.
Because as David said…’it’s the next big scandal waiting to happen…’