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How can I be a well-informed UK voter?

I'm a new UK citizen, and I'd like to stay informed so that I can vote wisely (not just this week but in all elections to come.) Unfortunately, a lot of political coverage seems to focus on "Will talking about this policy help the party win?" while I'm more interested in "Will implementing this policy be good for the country?" So, what podcasts, Twitter feeds, or other resources tend to offer thoughtful, in-depth analysis of different party's positions on various issues? (I'm a big fan of the BBC's "Analysis" podcast, to give an idea of what I'm looking for.") [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on May 20, 2014 - 9 answers

I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power.

I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power. I don't want to devote my life or income to this and i'm only doing it because i think i ought to=i am lazy. Comments? Suggestions? Need to know? Sarcasm? Thanks^_^ [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Oct 6, 2012 - 2 answers

seeking better understanding of this island

Any recommendations on articles, books that would help me form deeper insight into UK politics, especially Scotland? [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Sep 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

UK polling query

Why have the Lib-Dems completely crashed in the polls, to the benefit of Labour, yet the Conservatives have hardly been scratched? Any links to informed and insightful commentary explaining why the Lib-Dems are wearing the opprobrium for the UK austerity program would be appreciated.
posted by wilful on Apr 25, 2012 - 11 answers

What can I do about privatisation and cuts in the UK, other than protest?

I'm very angry about what's happening in the UK right now, including-but-not-limited-to: the unnecessarily savage and unequal budget cuts, the privatisation of our education, health and police systems, the scapegoating of vulnerable groups and the dishonesty and cynicism of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians involved. Other than protesting, what active, concrete action can I take to fight or correct these wrongs? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

The UK Rump State

What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Jan 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations?

Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

In practice, could a Catholic be British Prime Minister?

Is there any reason why a Catholic would be unelectable as British Prime Minister, or any practical difficulties in having a Catholic Prime Minister? [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Jul 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Did anyone claim that "Enron couldn't happen in the UK"?

Did anyone claim that "Enron couldn't happen in the UK"? I'm looking for actual examples of politicians/commentators/business leaders stating that an Enron-style collapse couldn't happen in the UK due to stronger corporate governance culture here than in the US. [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Mar 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Getting all sides of the stories.

Polly Toynbee writes a newspaper column from a left-wing /social democratic perspective. Who would be her centre and right-wing newspaper/magazine counterparts?
posted by episodic on Feb 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Legally required to release polling data?

Is there a legal requirement for an organisation in the UK to release data from opinion polls they have conducted? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Apr 22, 2010 - 3 answers

How to find episodes of the BBC comedy The Thick of It in the US

Where can I find episodes of the hilarious BBC comedy The Thick of It in the US? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Apr 14, 2010 - 10 answers

small-r republicanism

Could I have a case in the European Court of Human Rights against being subject to an unelected monarch? [more inside]
posted by northerner on Feb 22, 2010 - 18 answers

UK election compatibility quiz website?

UKElectionFilter: What's the name of that amazing website that asks you a series of questions and then displays your compatibility with the various parties? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Jan 29, 2010 - 2 answers

2009 European Elections

I'd like a laymen's answers to how the european elections work in the UK and how the outcome effects British life on a daily basis.
posted by nam3d on May 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Lies and damning statistics

Is there a site which keeps track of what politicians have said, and flagged up instances where what they have said was a falsehood at the time of speaking? Preferably UK-centric.
posted by djgh on Apr 25, 2009 - 4 answers

UK Politics

How can I get more involved in UK politics? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Can Obama take part in UK politics?

Calling all UK political experts - my better half wants to know-if Obama doesn't make it to President as the USA, is he allowed to move to the UK and run as leader of a political party there? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 24, 2008 - 20 answers

The future of government

How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
posted by baggymp on Mar 7, 2008 - 15 answers

How do you write a clear design specification?

I run a small, clunky UK political blog. It needs a New Year spruce up. I love blogging but am as near as you get to being technically illiterate. Fellow Brit bloggers are going to help me with the techie stuff but I need to give them a design specification. I don't really know where to begin. What goes into a good design spec and can you point me to examples of other well designed blogs?
posted by baggymp on Dec 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom?

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 14, 2007 - 25 answers

No surrender?

If Blair called for a referendum in Northern Ireland on joining Eire, which side would win? Has the higher birth-rate of Catholics made a difference? Is the increasing paramilitary disarmament indicative of a political climate in which a democratic handover could take place with an acceptably low level of violence?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Are British Lobbysts better than their American counterparts?

What are the fundamental differences, if any, between US and UK political lobbyists? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on May 8, 2005 - 4 answers

Britpop and New Labour

What is the connection, if any, between britpop and New Labour?
posted by Tlogmer on May 7, 2005 - 12 answers

How do Elections work in the UK?

UK elections: looking at this thread I was wondering how elections work in the UK. From that post it sounds like not all MPs are elected at the same time, but this page on the Electoral Commission isn't very helpful. [MI] [more inside]
posted by rhyax on Jun 11, 2004 - 7 answers

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