Republican kings

This piece first appeared on Opendemocracy.net.  Guess whose manifesto begins: “There is nothing more beautiful in a democracy than the love of one’s country, to which every vote that slides into the ballot box on election day bears witness.” I’m sure you guessed it’s not Boris Johnson, or Ken Livingstone, or your local district councillor. […]

Mayoral referendum question

The Question for the mayoral referendums has been announced – at least, I assume it’s the same for all referendums that are taking place on the same issue – and is on the Liverpool Yes campaign’s website. The question reads: Q. How would you like Liverpool City Council to be run? By a leader who is […]