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British EU Refurendum — Enfranchisment

23 Jun 2016 21:00 Tags: News, Politics


Now that the polls are closed, we're all winding down from the saturation of EU referendum spiel: it's time for me to come out of the wood work and give an opinion on the matter. I'd like to take a slightly different tack to most peopleby discussing some of the legal scope of the vote today, and from there discuss what I feel was a flaw in the campaign setup, and make a case for why some of us should not have voted today.


Reith Lectures

9 Oct 2013 15:00 Tags: Politics

Artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled “Playing to the Gallery”. The first programme will be available to download on Tuesday 15 October 2013.


Governing? There's an app for that!

28 Nov 2012 8:00 Tags: Politics, Commons, Programming, Technology

Government is steadily becoming more digital: we've had,, and providing online access to a wide range of data. This year has seen something of a drive for getting the politician into the digital age.


Open Courts — A Victory For Justice?

23 Nov 2012 8:00 Tags: News, Politics

The debate over the use of "closed material proceedings" (secret court hearings) in civil cases — where evidence that is considered sensitive or is even classified can be presented to a judge in a closed hearing, such that even the defendant is not aware of the contents of that evidence — ran late into the night, with a bloc of cross-bench, Labour and Liberal peers striving to put safeguards in the Justice and Security Bill.


Parliament Week

22 Nov 2012 11:00 Tags: News, Politics, Commons

So, it turns out that this week is Parliament Week, with a wide range of events going on aimed at school students and people looking to get interested in UK politics.

I must say I'm a little surprised to have missed this previous year — the website has information about last year's events, and heavy implications that it's been going on since before that. If it does pre-date my following, I'm a tiny bit astonished that it wasn't marked in school at some point or another.