UK elections

04.09.2019

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Boris Johnson to seek UK general election – but purging his party of rebels changes the rules of the game

Matthew Cole, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has confirmed that he will call a vote on holding a general election if MPs legislate to block a no-deal Brexit. His pledge came after he lost a key vote to the so-called rebel… »

13.06.2017

The election’s biggest losers? Not the Tories but the media, who missed the story

The election’s biggest losers? Not the Tories but the media, who missed the story

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Trapped in their hall of mirrors the broadcasters and press wrote off Jeremy Corbyn. They have to change and reflect the world they report on. The election was a crushing defeat – but not for either of the major parties. The faction… »

28.05.2017

We must be brave enough to admit the war on terror simply not working

We must be brave enough to admit the war on terror simply not working

by Jeremy Corbyn for Common Dreams Amid sorrow of Manchester bombing, UK Labour Party leader explains why actively building peace is requisite for ending such horrific and inexcusable carnage in the future Our whole nation has been united in shock and grief this week as… »

27.05.2017

Terrorism in Manchester

Terrorism in Manchester

Nothing happens in isolation. Everything happens in a context. Difficult as it may be – since what we know about it changes day by day – an analysis of the Manchester suicide bombing has to be carried out within the various aspects of the situation that surrounded it. Nothing can be… »

17.05.2017

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

Britain: Labour platform would tax the rich, expand social programs

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday rolled out his party’s manifesto ahead of a general election set for next month. The platform proposes raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest 5 percent of earners. The revenue would go toward improving universal healthcare; an end to public university… »

11.05.2017

What do Jeremy Corbyn and Richard III have in common? Both are victims of bad press

What do Jeremy Corbyn and Richard III have in common? Both are victims of bad press

Nobody should be surprised by many Labour supporters saying they are disillusioned with Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Labour leader that has led to his party becoming the largest in UK history. We hear the new trends of “post truth” and “fake news” as if they have been invented today, but… »

05.05.2017

North Korea, the US-UK’s latest target?

North Korea, the US-UK’s latest target?

Paul Rogers 4 May 2017 for openDemocracy Washington and London’s joint military exercises with Seoul raise questions that should be asked in Britain’s election campaign. An attack on a Nato convoy in Kabul on 3 May killed eight civilians and injured at least twenty-five people, including three Americans. »

02.06.2015

UK election – A broken system: seats don’t match votes

UK election – A broken system: seats don’t match votes

In May 2015, the UK held a general election and returned a majority government for the Conservative Party despite the fact that it received no where near a majority of support from the electorate. The Electoral Reform Society is an independent campaigning organisation working to champion the rights of voters… »

13.05.2015

Labour’s rebirth requires a grassroots revolution, not more diktats and spin

Labour’s rebirth requires a grassroots revolution, not more diktats and spin

George Monbiot for The Guardian, Wednesday 13 May 2015 Think the left has it hard in Britain? Latin Americans faced torture yet built inspirational movements Leadership comes from below: that’s what most successful progressive parties have in common. Leftwing parties have… »

10.05.2015

British elections: two unions at stake

British elections: two unions at stake

Precarious Europe 9 May 2015, OpenDemocracy: Our Kingdom The Conservatives have won. Now Britain’s own union and its EU membership are under question The Conservatives have unexpectedly formed a majority government, with Prime Minister David Cameron declaring it “the sweetest victory… »

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