Politics Category

15/10/2019

Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the oldest recognition of outstanding service to the nation…

02/10/2019

The Whig Party

The Whig Party was active between 1678 and 1868 and emerged as the counter-balance to the dominance…

12/09/2019

The Labour Party

The Labour Party is a socialist political party and, until recently, has been seen as the main…

14/08/2019

The Speaker and Lord Speaker

In a political debate there needs to be someone ‘in the chair’ who organises the agenda, the…

03/07/2019

Prime Minister’s Questions

Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) began as a concession to elderly Prime Ministers. In 1881, when PM Gladstone…

29/06/2019

Political parties

Newspapers and TV focus heavily on just two political parties ~ Conservative and Labour ~ but there…

31/05/2019

NATO membership

The UK was one of the original twelve members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) when…

10/05/2019

The Suffragettes

‘Suffrage’ is the right to vote. ‘Suffragists’ were those who were campaigning for women’s suffrage in the…

06/05/2019

Democracy

Democracy is a word that is constantly bandied about by politicians and the media. Some use it…

01/05/2019

Keynesian economics

Lord John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was born in Cambridge, where his father taught economics at the University.…

12/04/2019

Chancellor of the Exchequer

The role of the Chancellor of the Exchequer (the Treasury) is to raise revenue by taxation, duties…

24/03/2019

MPs’ surgeries

Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to be available to meet individual members of their constituency to…