Tag Archives: Green Party

A centrist party is a non starter


The idea being promoted by ex David Davis aide James Chapman (@jameschappers) that the Tory MPs who oppose Brexit should align themselves to the Labout MPs who also oppose Brexit and then join up with the Lib Dems and Greens … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Labour needs to wake up


When Political Parties enact their own rules it should not be a surprise and indeed they should be applauded. This morning on twitter BBC correspondent Peter Henley has reported on the news that the Labour Party has expelled one of … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Political leadership we don’t need


One of the deeply anti-democratic elements of the system that elects British MEPs is that the those who are on the top of the list of parties that have widespread support are guaranteed (or have been guaranteed) that they will … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A tough democratic challenge


Three weeks ago today each of us over 18 had one vote to cast in a simple decision making vote, whether to remain or leave the European Union. We all thought we knew what to expect. According to Michael Gove … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An unpredictable year


In todays Observer Andrew Rawnsley writes of a year of schisms and conflict for our two largest parties, which could potentially lead to the collapse of both of these dominant and arrogant organisations. While Labour currently has a much larger membership base … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Economic ignorance


Speeches yesterday and today in the Brighton Centre suggest that neither Jeremy Corbyn nor John McDonnell really understand some very basic principles and activities of Government in relationship to business and the economy. In practice this makes them little different to the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Subject access request


These words “subject access request” meant nothing to me until yesterday when I learnt that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) developed this phrase to allow people like you and me to demand that organisations which are registered under the ICO to disclose … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment