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]
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]
Any recommendations on articles, books that would help me form deeper insight into UK politics, especially Scotland? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Polly Toynbee writes a newspaper column from a left-wing /social democratic perspective. Who would be her centre and right-wing newspaper/magazine counterparts?
Is there a legal requirement for an organisation in the UK to release data from opinion polls they have conducted? [more inside]
Could I have a case in the European Court of Human Rights against being subject to an unelected monarch? [more inside]
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]
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.
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.
How can I get more involved in UK politics? [more inside]
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]
How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
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?
Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom? [more inside]
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?
What are the fundamental differences, if any, between US and UK political lobbyists? [more inside]
What is the connection, if any, between britpop and New Labour?
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]