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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Dec 9, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What are the fundamental differences, if any, between US and UK political lobbyists? [more inside]
posted by Mutant
on May 8, 2005 -
What is the connection, if any, between britpop and New Labour?
posted by Tlogmer
on May 7, 2005 -