June’s Recommended Reading: Martin Williams’ Parliament Ltd.

This morning I finished reading Parliament Ltd by Martin Williams, albeit earlier than I expected due to the over 60 pages of endnotes (which is only indicative of how well researched the book is). I just wanted to share a few thoughts and encourage you to read it. Parliament Ltd gives an insight into the very essence …

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The Tory-DUP deal

Earlier today it was announced that the Tory-DUP deal had finally been settled, more than 2 and a half weeks after the election which saw Theresa May lose her majority. The Tories have decided to give Northern Ireland £1 billion, in exchange for the DUP's support on matters, such as the 'exit from the European Union' and 'national security'. Clearly …

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Under Tim Farron’s leadership

Tim Farron ended his first speech as leader of the Liberal Democrats saying: Here is our call tonight: liberals of Britain, if you want a better Britain, then you need to do something about it. Come and be part of the most joyful, inspiring and worthwhile comeback in political history, because that comeback starts right …

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Thoughts on the Queen’s Speech

Perhaps most notable about the Queen's Speech earlier today was that which was omitted, rather than that which was included. No mention of the manifesto pledges on fox hunting, grammar schools, the triple lock on pensions, free school meals or the Winter Fuel allowance, only highlights the weakness of Theresa May's government, not being too controversial …

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The Liberal Democrats’ record under coalition

Despite their lack of support after having joined the coalition with the Conservative party from 2010 to 2015, the Liberal Democrats actually achieved a huge amount in that time period. I think that we should be grateful that Nick Clegg decided to put country over party. TAX The Liberal Democrats sought to redistribute the wealth in our society, by …

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