Author Archives: Matt Wood

Opinion: Don’t reform the House of Lords; scrap it

After the humiliating defeat of the AV referendum, a system to which no party aspired to before the General Election, and the disastrous rout of elected Lib Dems in Scotland and England, serious questions must be asked about the future direction of the party and its place in the coalition government.

In order to reclaim the trust of the British electorate, we need to be bold and radical, and we must speak up for the aspirations of the British people, particularly the disillusioned young; the Facebook generation, who are the future of our democracy. Despite Nick Clegg’s promise of a ‘New …

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Opinion: ‘Dirty tricks’ politics is destroying British democracy

Politics should be about constructive debate and people working together to find solutions to common problems like global warming, the economy, social cohesion and public health. Most people get involved in politics for the right reasons, primarily because they want to change the world or help their local community.

However, if you read the Sunday newspapers, it would appear that all politicians do these days is fiddle their expenses and think of new ways to smear their opponents. The resignation of Damian McBride following his alleged plans to smear to Tories, is just the latest in a long line of …

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  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 20th Jan - 11:40am
    Why should polls change now? Nothing has happened. Unfortunately, Britons need to get poorer first, just wait...
  • User AvatarLaurence Cox 20th Jan - 11:38am
    I blame Juncker for the problem over EU citizens living in Britain and British citizens living in other EU countries. Here is how the BBC...
  • User AvatarBernard Aris 20th Jan - 11:32am
    @ Steve Way Ou should have learned from the years-long Downing Street feud not tyyo be tak3en in by Downing street spinnning. The Guardian reported...
  • User AvatarB. I. Nary 20th Jan - 10:56am
    Totally misguided concept based on the fallacious assumption that all women are disadvantaged compared to all men.
  • User AvatarDav 20th Jan - 10:53am
    It doesn’t matter, for representative democracy, what the result of a vote in the House of Commons would have been Slight correction: it doesn't matter...
  • User AvatarCatherine Jane Crosland 20th Jan - 10:43am
    Thanks, Duncan