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2016 Local Election Results
What's been happening this week? A host of elections took place on the 5th of May otherwise known as Super Thursday: Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly, Mayor of London, London Assembly, Mayors of Bristol, Salford and Liverpool, Police and crime commissioner elections, Westminster by-elections and Local Council. The run up to the election was...
Is the issue David Cameron’s tax report or his disconnect from the public?
David Cameron’s understatement that it had “not been a great week,” at the Conservative Spring Forum, was met by a round of laughter. [video:https://youtu.be/XwFEgE5Wggs] His audience even applauded him as he spouted platitude after platitude, in rapid succession. “I know there are lessons to learn and I will learn them” was quickly followed up with:...
Suzanne Evans: can the public ever know the whole truth?
Suzanne Evans was served a 6 month suspension from UKIP, following the charge of bringing her party into disrepute and for disloyalty. Although her High Court bid to overturn the result, on the 23 March 2016, was dismissed, she has since managed to stir public opinion.  Evans said to LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation) radio she feels “bullied”...
Should celebrities be involved in politics? Morrissey, celebrities, politics, Lorna Miri, Kettle Mag
The predominance of celebrities involved in, or endorsing, politics once seemed a distinctly American affectation. However, singer and frontman of the band The Smiths, Morrissey, is said to be seriously considering standing for London Mayor for the Animal Welfare Party, celebrity politicians seem a very possible reality in the UK.  In a statement published on the...
800,000 people drop off the electoral register
The new individual electoral registration system came into force in December 2015 in an effort to reduce fraudulent entries and inaccuracies. According to research conducted by the Labour Party, the estimated number of voters is far fewer than in 2014. The Electoral Registration Society tweeted that they had warned the government not to implement the...