From the 1867 Reform Act and the 1918 Representation of People Act to the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1969, the United Kingdom has enacted legislation to make its voting process more inclusive and, thus, more democratic. Yet its belligerence in keeping the First Past the Post (FPTP) system suppressesContinue reading “The reasons for getting rid of First Past the Post far exceed the reasons for keeping it”
Category Archives: UK Policy
We now know the international and strategic priorities of Boris Johnson’s government
On Wednesday 16th March, the UK government released a 120-page document titled Global Britain in a Competitive Age: The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Billed as the “biggest review since the end of the Cold War”, it set out to define the UK’s priorities for foreign, defence, security and development policyContinue reading “We now know the international and strategic priorities of Boris Johnson’s government”
Now the UK-EU Agreement has been finalised, what next for Britain under Boris Johnson?
“Brexit was not an end but a beginning: the start of a new era of national change and renewal”. “The responsibility now falls on our shoulders to take advantage of the freedom of action our country has regained”. Boris johnson, 2020 On Christmas Eve, the United Kingdom and the European Union finally signed off onContinue reading “Now the UK-EU Agreement has been finalised, what next for Britain under Boris Johnson?”