Politics Category

17/02/2022

The Chartist Movement

The 1832 Reform Act was a small step towards equal rights, such as they were then perceived,…

06/01/2022

Coalition governments

With its first-past-the-post voting principle, a UK General Election does not often result in no party having…

03/12/2021

The Northern Ireland Assembly

Ever since its legal creation in 1921, Northern Ireland has had its own Parliament, or Assembly, but…

27/11/2021

Royal Assent

After a Bill passes through both Houses of Parliament, it must have Royal Assent to become an…

16/11/2021

Nationalist parties

Considering that the UK has four constituent nations, it was perhaps inevitable that nationalist parties would emerge…

08/11/2021

DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is only the 10th biggest UK government department…

07/03/2021

The VC and GC awards for heroism

The Victoria Cross (VC), named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901), was instituted in 1856. It is a decoration…

28/11/2020

The Privy Council

In the UK’s constitutional monarchy the Privy Council can be regarded as a go-between for Parliament’s dealings…

04/10/2020

The 1922 Committee

In 1922, Conservative MPs voted to end the coalition with the Liberals and have a General Election.…

07/09/2020

Lobby groups

Lobby groups, also known as pressure groups, have increased in number, scope and financial resources since the…

06/07/2020

Black Rod

The Gentleman (or Lady) Usher of the Black Rod is a go-between for the House of Lords…

11/06/2020

Party Conferences

Party Conferences take place annually, with the larger political parties choosing late September/early October and the smaller…