Referendums: still not democratic

Another day, another proof that referendums are the tool of the powerful, not of the people. Today’s comes from David Cameron. The Guardian reports that he’s trying to force a Scottish independence referendum earlier than the SNP would like to hold it – in the next eighteen months rather than in 2014. Whatever the legal […]

Lunchtime list for June 17th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: Commons needs to be more ‘box office’, says Sir George – Sir George Young has given a speech on how to make the role of Parliament better-known and increase coverage of Parliamentary debates. L’Europe attend les architectes – Jacques Delors (of Up […]

The final 2010 Leaders’ Debate

Well here we are with one week to go until the big day. As Harold wilson said ‘a week is a long time in politics’, and it will seem longer for some, but tonight fortunes can change. We may not like it, but the debates have had a huge influence, if not on the electorate, […]