Tag: UK Politics
Politicians clash over elected House of Lords
The House of Lords contains over half of UK lawmakers. Whether chosen by birth or by the Queen, not one of them is elected by popular vote. But now that may set to change.
Archbishop delivers harsh farewell attack on PM
The Head of the Church of England has called a government initiative ‘waffle’, in an extract from a book to be published on his retirement this year. Should a churchman be talking politics?
Wikipedia founder to open up UK government
Jimmy Wales, the man behind Wikipedia, has shown that a million amateur bright sparks can offer at least as much illumination as one lone expert. Now he aims to apply the same idea to politics.
Outrage as boss of bailed-out bank gets £1m bonus
Britain’s Labour Party is to call a parliamentary vote to try to block a huge bonus awarded to Stephen Hester, the chief of a state-owned bank. His supporters say the money is deserved.
Speech relaunches Labour as party for ‘tough times’
UK opposition leader Ed Miliband has outlined a ‘new approach’ for his Labour Party, promising fairness even when money is tight. It is the latest in a long history of political shifts.
Ed Miliband launches opposition shake-up
Labour's leader has come out fighting after a first year of criticism. He's the man whose job it is to hold the Government to account. So how is Ed Miliband doing?
Cameron admits ‘mistakes’ over NHS reform
A major political battle has broken out over the future of Britain's NHS. Health reform plans, which stalled months ago amid public outcry, are to be relaunched with major changes.
Unhappy first birthday for the Coalition
It's exactly a year since the Tories and Lib Dems teamed up to form a coalition government. As the road gets rocky, will their partnership last till the next general election?
Voting about voting: ‘reform’ or just change?
Two rival camps have just launched their campaigns for and against a change to our electoral system. On 5th May, every voter in Britain will be asked to decide. Which side will you support?
Has ‘Dr. Cameron’ got his diagnosis right?
The government is planning a major overhaul of the health service, where hospitals will become more like businesses. But is it the right cure?
An emergency budget for turbulent economic times
Yesterday’s Budget – full of severe cuts to services and tax rises – was presented as unavoidable given our economy’s dangerous position. But where do the real risks lie?
The cruellest cut — or a brave new world?
Beneath the endless gloomy headlines about job losses and closures there lurks an ideological argument about the role of the state in the future of Britain.