Politics Category

19/03/2019

Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Baroness Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was a force for change in the UK throughout the 1980s, such that…

06/03/2019

The Scottish Parliament

The kingdom of Scotland had its own government institution for more than four centuries prior to 1707,…

23/02/2019

The Cabinet

The Prime Minister, other senior Ministers and various key parliamentary personnel must keep in close contact on…

09/02/2019

Magna Carta Libertatum

King John (1166-1216) has two claims to fame: as the usurping Prince John of the Robin Hood…

01/02/2019

Joining the Common Market

After World War 2, Britain took a long time to recover ~ rationing, for example, lasted until…

11/01/2019

Monster Raving Loony Party

There is a zany element in British humour, which has, naturally, crept into the supposedly serious world…

29/12/2018

The Restoration

It must be said that King Charles I’s reign was a complete disaster, which ended in 1649…

14/12/2018

Downing Street

Downing Street, in Westminster, is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and New Scotland…

29/11/2018

Visiting Parliament

Visits to the Houses of Parliament by all members of the public, British or otherwise, are welcomed…

28/11/2018

Frequency of Elections

The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act of 2011 determined that the frequency of General Elections, i.e. the elections to…

25/11/2018

The Welsh Assembly

The governance of Wales has, in recent decades, been subject to three referendum outcomes and several parliamentary…

23/11/2018

The Home Secretary

The position of Home Secretary is one of the four top jobs in the Government and in…