Politics

by

If one thing is clear from the results of last night’s general election, it’s that politicians still haven’t realised that they cannot use their positions of power to do whatever they like, and that they are ultimately held to account by the electorate. The Liberal Democrats learnt the hard way in 2015 when, following their… Continue reading >

by

The government yesterday backed a Lords amendment to remove the word ‘insulting’ from Section 5 of the Public Order Act. Section 5(1) of the Act reads as follows: (1) A person is guilty of an offence if he — (a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or (b) displays any… Continue reading >

by

It’s no wonder that so many people get fed up with religion. Headline news detailing division within denominations is hardly the sort of thing which would attract non-believers to attend church. Instead, all that such public rows will achieve is cause people outside of the church to become even more turned off than ever –… Continue reading >

by

First it was Nick Clegg, and now it is Andrew Mitchell. In the space of a month, the leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Chief Whip of the Conservatives have hit the headlines for derogatory or offensive remarks made – or in Clegg’s case, that he prepared to make. Clegg managed to escape without… Continue reading >

by

The government is a quarter of the way through a 12 week consultation on its plans to extend marriage to gay partners in the UK. As with many other of the current government’s policies to date, public support appears to be in the minority and nowhere is this highlighted better than in the number of… Continue reading >

by

The government’s current system of e-petitions has been the subject of a number of high profile campaigns since its introduction in 2010. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, it is quite straightforward. A member of the public can create a topic on which they wish to petition the government. It can relate to almost any… Continue reading >