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Aspects of British Politics 2010  Onwards

Page last edited: 03/10/2015

 

 

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Click here for an Observer article on Global Poverty which publicises the forthcoming BBC series "Why Poverty?" November 18th 2012

Click here for the BBC "Why Poverty?" site and here for OU information and here for You Tube clips  December 6th 2012

Click here for Guardian on controversies around payment of disabilities allowances and here for  link to a related BBC Panorama programme [I Player]  August 1st 2012

Click here for Guardian coverage and here for BBC coverage of USA Elections 2012  and here for Guardian coverage and here for BBC coverage of USA Elections 2008  November 7th 2012

Click here for a compendium of videos

 

Click here for the Chronology of Main Political Events

The links are posted firstly in chronological order and secondly also under the specific section headings which appear below the chronological list and can be accessed directly via the following linksPrime Minister and CabinetPolitical Parties; Opinion Polls and Elections; Constitutional Issues; Other Salient Issues [ Europe; Capitalism and its Critics ; Urban Riots; The Occupy Movement: Economy: Health: Education: Asylum and Immigration: Crime; Social Welfare; Regulation of Lobbying; Industrial Relations; The Mass Media ].

 

Useful links for further information

 

 Click here for a London School of Economics Report entitled "Labour's Social Policy Record: Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010 and click here for additional related reports and summaries. Exceptionally useful

Click here for the Home Page and here for the archive of articles from Renewal

Guardian Interactive Presentation on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

Click for Will Hutton, Michael Portillo and Andrew Rawnsley on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher [all from The Observer]

The Daily Telegraph on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

The Independent on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

The BBC on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

Channel 4 on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

The Guardian on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher

Coalition Economic Policies: An Interim Summary

The British Politics and Policy Blog from the London School of Economics

Politics In Spires:  a political Blog from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford

University of Oxford Podcasts [on the full range of academic subjects ]

Ballots and Bullets: a political Blog from the University of Nottingham

The London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Papers

The Leicester Exchanges

The Daily Politics and the Sunday Politics: many video clips2009-2013 .

BBC: Politics Europe [You can watch all 2013 previous programmes] NEW

BBC Radio Four : The Week in Westminster Programme Archive

BBC A-Z Guide to the Workings of Parliament

Click here to access links to the last 49 editions of Panorama available on BBC I Player

Peter Kellner's YouGov Articles Archive

Bill Jones' Political Blog

George Monbiot's Website

The Norton View

David Cameron and Conservative Ideology

Guardian coverage of David Cameron  [10,000 + articles!]

The New Statesman

The Fabian Society Website  NEW July 2013  

 Link to Back Copies of the Fabian Society Review  NEW July 2013

The Economist

CHANNEL 4 NEWS

Gary Gibbon on Politics

BBC NEWS

Nick Robinson's Newslog

www.politics.co.uk/

The Daily Telegraph: Politics Section

Politics Weekly: the Guardian's weekly Podcast 

Guardian Comment is Free video interviews

Archive of Andrew Rawnsley's Observer articles

Archive of Steve Richards' Independent articles

Archive of John Rentoul's  Independent articles

Archive Of Andrew Grice's Independent articles 

Archive of Owen Jones' Independent  articles  NEW October 2013

Archive of Oliver Wright's Independent articles

Dr Peter Jepson's LawsBlog which contains information on Law, Government and Politics, Sociology and Humanities

Click here for UK Polling Report: Party Ratings

Click here,  here  , here and  here for IPSOS MORI data on  long term and  the most recent trends in voting intention. The 3rd and 4th links are to the most recently monthly Political Monitor and Issue Index respectively. [Links have been broken but are now repaired as of October 2014. Apologies]

Click here  and then follow the relevant links for YouGov data on long term and the most recent trends in voting intention

Click here for Observer/Opinium Poll data with especially striking graphics

Chronology of main political issues 2012 - 2015

As mentioned above links are posted firstly in chronological order and secondly also under the specific section headings which appear below the chronological list and can be accessed directly via the following linksPrime Minister and CabinetPolitical Parties; Opinion Polls and Elections; Constitutional Issues; Other Salient Issues [ Europe; Capitalism and its Critics ; Urban Riots; The Occupy Movement: Economy: Health: Education: Asylum and Immigration: Crime; Social Welfare; Regulation of Lobbying; Industrial Relations; The Mass Media ].

 

2015

The UK General Election of 2015:  Useful Links [NEW October 2015]

The Labour Leadership Election September 2015  

 

 

2014

Click here for BBC coverage of Scotland Independence Referendum

Click here for European Parliament Election Results May22nd 2014 [ BBC] 

Click here for Guardian coverage of Euro Elections

Click here for Local Council Election Results May 22nd 2014 [BBC]

Click here for Guardian coverage of Local Elections 2014

 Click here for trends in provisional national vote share based on May Local Elections [Political Betting] May 2014

Click here for Guardian Coverage of Royal Mail Privatisation

Click here for ONS data on UK economic growth April 2014

Click here for links to coverage of resignation of Culture Secretary Maria Miller April 2014

Click here for BBC coverage of Budget 2014

Click here for Labour and Trade Unions [Guardian] March 1st 2014

Click here and here and here and here and here and here and here for BBC Coverage of Labour and the Unions March 1st 2014

2013

Click here for End of  Year Review; The Liberal Democrats [BBC] December 2013

Click here for End of Year  Review; The Conservatives [BBC] December 2013

Click here for Review 2013:The Year in Politics [30 minute video from the BBC] December 2013

Click here for Independent on the Conservatives, Coalition rifts and Bulgarian and Romanian Immigration   December 2013

Click here for Independent on the Conservatives and accusations of Cronyism in the New Year’s Honours List  December 2013

Click here for Independent on the Conservatives and accusations of deference to Nimbyism   December 2013

Click here for Independent on the Conservatives and revision of Human Rights law  December 2013

Click here for Guardian article on Coalition Welfare Policies December 2013

Click here for Andrew Grice on current Conservative-Lib Dem relationship December 2013

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley on current Conservative-Lib Dem relationship December 2013

Click here for "From Burke to Burkhas: Why it's Time for Tory Multiculturalism [By Richard Kelley] December 2013

Click here for Lib Dem criticisms of Nick Clegg re future Conservative economic plans December 2013

Click here for Danny Alexander critique of future Conservative plans. December 2013

Click here for BBC Summary of main  measures in Autumn Statement 2013 December 2013

What does Mr Cameron Believe In? [Andrew Rawnsley Observer] November 2013

David Cameron's  Neo-Liberalism [LSE Politics and Policy Blog] November 2013

Click here for Will Hutton critique of coalition economic policies November 2013

Click here for article suggesting that George Osborne "rejected Keynesianism" November 2013

Sir Jonathan Porritt on the Conservatives and the Environment [Independent] November 2013

Click here for recent Guardian coverage of the Lobbying Bill November 7th

Click here for BBC coverage of Alistair Darling's call for further investigation of Falkirk Labour Party November 4th

Click here for BBC coverage of new offer of Welsh tax raising powers November 2nd

Click here for BBC coverage of  Conservative-Liberal Democrat disputes over energy policy October 24th

Click here for BBC coverage of critical report of Benefit Cap October 23rd

Click here for BBC coverage of decline in UK government borrowing in September October 22nd

Click here, here and here for BBC coverage of possible Coalition conflicts over Free Schools and Academies October 20th-21st

Click here for a generally critical article of Coalition social policies by John Harris  October 13th

Click here for BBC coverage of IMF forecast of increased UK economic growth October 8th  

Click here and here for Guardian coverage of Rachel Reeves on Welfare Policy

Click here for Guardian full list of Government and Shadow Cabinet changes and here for overall Guardian coverage. October 8th

Click here for BBC coverage of both reshuffles October 8th

Click here for Independent coverage of Government reshuffle October 8th

Click here for Independent coverage of Labour Shadow Cabinet reshuffle October 8th

Click here for Independent Assessment of Party Conferences 2013 October 3rd

BBC reviews of the year for Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties  October 2nd

Click here for Guardian coverage of  2013 Conservative Party Conference

Click here and here for the Help to work scheme September 30th

Click here for BBC coverage of all 2013 Party Conferences September 26th

Click here for Guardian coverage of 2013 Labour Party Conference September 25th

Click here and here and here for the memoirs of Damien McBride September 21st

Click here and here   for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Liberal Democrat Free School Meals initiative September 18th

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on the Liberal Democrats September 15th

Click here for Guardian article by Professor Anthony King on Blunders in British Government September 14th

Click here for BBC item on Tax Avoidance September 14th

Click here for Independent Coverage of Liberal Democrat Conference September 14th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Liberal Democrat Conference September 14th

Click here for BBC Guide to 2013 Party Conferences September 14th

Click here for BBC Q and A on Party Conferences September 14th

Click here for BBC coverage of Ed Miliband's TUC speech September 10th

Click here for BBC coverage of Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather's intention to stand down at the next General Election September 8th

Click here and here and here and here and here and here  and here for BBC coverage of Ed Miliband and the Trade Unions September 8th=10th

Click here for BBC coverage of proposed Government amendments to Lobbying Bill September 7th

Click here for Independent Coverage of Labour and Party Funding September 6th

Click here for Independent coverage of redrafting of Lobbying Bill September 6th

Click here for BBC coverage of possibility of national teachers'  strikes September 5th

Click here for BBC coverage of Political and Constitutional Reform Committee criticisms of Government's Lobbying Bill . September 5th

Click here  and here for Observer articles on the House of Commons Syria debate by Tim Bale and Andrew Rawnsley respectively  September 1st

Click here for Daily Telegraph coverage of Syria crisis August 31st

Click here and here and here for further Independent coverage of the Syria crisis August 31st

Click here  for Independent coverage of the Commons vote and here for the Philip Hammond Newsnight Interview August 29th 

Click here for Guardian coverage of "Cabinet frustration" over loss of vote August 29th

Click here for Guardian coverage and here for Independent of the role of Parliament in holding the Executive to account August 29th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for of David Cameron's loss of Commons vote on military action over Syria August 29th

Click here for BBC Special Report on the Syria Conflict August 29th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of potential impact on charities of new Lobbying bill August 24th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Edward Snowden and here for Guardian coverage of Chelsea Manning [formerly Bradley Manning] and here for Guardian coverage of David Miranda August 21st

Click here for a BBC Edward Snowden timeline and here and here and here  and here for BBC coverage of the detention of David Miranda August 21st

Click here and here and here for BBC coverage and here for Independent coverage of Labour Party disquiet over Party leadership August 14th

Click here and here and here for BBC items on the House of Lords  August 4th

Click here for Independent coverage and here for BBC coverage of proposed Special Labour Party Conference on Labour-Trade Union relations. July 27th

Click here for Observer Coverage of the Conservative Party, here for the economy, here for the NHS, here for Lynton Crosby and here for Academy Chains July 21st

Click here for Guardian coverage of lobbying issues: Lynton Crosby and Commons Political and  Constitutional Reform  Committee Report July 20th

Click here for BBC coverage of tax concessions to shale gas companies and here for a BBC Q and A on Fracking July 19th

Click here for Independent coverage of Conservative Party members' negative attitudes to Coalition July 17th

Click here and here and here for UK nuclear weapons policies including recent Conservative-Coalition disagreements July 16th

Click here for ICM Guardian Poll suggesting Labour and Conservatives neck and neck and here for Peter Kellner's critique of this poll July 16th

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on declining membership of political parties July 13th

Click here for Observer article on business contributions to the Conservative Party July 13th

Click here and here for Independent coverage of Civil Service Reform July12th

Click here for Independent coverage of recent ONS report on Income Distribution Trends and here for the detailed ONS Report and here for a useful ONS infographic and here for an earlier report [June 2013] from the Institute for Fiscal Studies July 11th

Click here and here and here for Independent coverage of the West Lothian Question July 11th

Click here for Guardian Q and A on Labour and Union Funding and here and here  for further Guardian coverage July 10th

Click here for BBC coverage of deportation to Jordan of Abu Qatada July 7th

Click here for useful BBC item on Private Members' Bills July 5th

Click here and here and here for BBC coverage of the In-Out EU Referendum Bill July 5th

Click here and here and here and here and here for BBC coverage and here and here for Guardian coverage and here and here for Independent coverage of Labour , Unite and Falkirk by-election July 4th-7th

Click here for Guardian Q and A on Tax Avoidance and here for all Guardian reports on Tax Avoidance June 30th

Click here for The Missing Billions: the UK Tax Gap [TUC Report 2008]  and here for a summary June 30th

Click here for Observer article by Will Hutton on the politics of the spending review, especially the changes to jobseeker's allowance regulations June 30th

Click here for Independent article by Andrew Grice on the politics of the Spending Review June 28th

Click here and here and here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of possibility of married couples tax break June 25th-July 1st

Click here and here and here and here and here and here for informative items  from the BBC on the June 2013 Spending Review June 25th -26th 

Click here for George Osborne and here for Ed Balls on the state of the economy  [Short video clips from BBC]  June 22nd

Click here for BBC coverage of Ed Miliband's announcement that, if it wins the next General Election,  Labour will not use additional borrowing to reverse the Coalition cuts. June 22nd

Click here and here for  significant Observer articles from Will Hutton and Andrew Rawnsley on the Economy and the Conservative Party respectively June 22nd

Click here for Independent articles on the NHS June 18th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Observer coverage of G8 discussions on Tax Havens June 16th

Click here for BBC item on the Election Countdown: 99 weeks to go June 15th

Click here for BBC coverage of possibility that the Communications Data Bill may be revived June 14th

Click here for BBC coverage and here and here for Guardian coverage of  RBS CEO Stephen Hester's decision to stand down June 13th

Click here and here for BBC coverage of Lords Debate on single sex marriage June 4th

Click here for BBC Q and A on Political Lobbying

Click here and here for BBC coverage of plans for statutory register of lobbyists June 4th 

Click here for BBC coverage of suspension of Peers over lobbying claims June 2nd

Click here and here for Observer coverage of the implications of lobbying for democracy June 2nd 

Click here for BBC Panorama programme on Patrick Mercer, Peers and lobbying June 14th. NB

Click here for Guardian coverage and here and here for BBC coverage of resignation of Patrick Mercer  June 1st-

Click here for further BBC coverage of the Marriage {Same Sex Couples] Bill May 20th

Click here for Independent coverage of "Swivel eyed loons" furore May 19th

Click here and here and here and here for Observer coverage of Conservatives and Europe May 19th

Click here and here for angry reception in Scotland for Nigel Farrage May 17th

Click here for Conservative MP's Private Members Bill paving the way for In-Out EU Referendum May 16th

Click here for Nick Clegg and the in-out EU referendum. May 15th

Click here and here and here and here for more information on the Conservatives and demands for an EU in-out referendum May 13th

Click here for Conservative Eurosceptic demands for EU referendum and here for Lord Lawson, here for  Lord Lamont and here for Lord Tebbit May 9th

Click here and here and here and here for BBC coverage of the Queen's Speech  May 8th

The BBC coverage of Local Elections 2013 May 3rd

Guardian coverage of Local Elections 2013

Click here for BBC coverage of South Shields by-election result May 3rd

Click here, here, here and here for coverage of the proposed deportation of Abu Qatada [from the BBC]  April 27th

Economy avoids triple dip recession {BBC April 25th A]

Economy avoids triple dip recession {BBC April 25th B]

Economy avoids triple dip recession {BBC April 25th C]

Economy avoids triple dip recession {BBC April 25th D]

Economy avoids triple dip recession {BBC April 25th E]

Fitch Downgrade of UK Credit Rating and George Osborne and Christine Lagarde and the IMF chief economist April 19th

David Cameron and Seamus Milne on Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism April 16th-17th

Guardian Interactive Presentation on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher April 10th

The Daily Telegraph on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher April 8th

The Independent on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher  April 8th

The BBC on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher April 8th-10th

Channel 4 on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher  April 8th

The Guardian on the Life and Times of Margaret Thatcher   April 8th

Click here for Guardian coverage of key points of Press Regulation deal March 19th

Click here for Guardian coverage  and here for BBC coverage of 2013 Budget March 16th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Commons Debate on Press Regulation March 16th.

Click here and here for Guardian coverage of protests about Social Security Benefit cuts March 16th

Click here  and here  and here for further Guardian coverage of Eastleigh by-election March 2nd

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Eastleigh by-election result and reactions. March 1st

Click here, here, here, here,  here  and here for BBC coverage and here, , herehere , here and here for Observer coverage of UK's loss of AAA credit rating February 24th-25th

Click here and here and here   for BBC coverage and click here for Guardian coverage and  Click here for Peter Kellner's coverage of the Eastleigh By-Election February 15th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Ed Miliband's pledge to reintroduce 10P tax band February 15th

Click here for a BBC analysis by Mark Urban of the EU Budget agreement February 11th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of EU Budget agreement February 9th

Click here for BBC coverage and here and here for Guardian coverage of the vote in support of the Marriage [Same Sex Couples] Bill February 6th

Click here for BBC coverage of support of George Osborne, Teresa May and William Hague for the Marriage {Same Sex Couples] Bill and here for a Guardian article by Polly Toynbee February 5th

Click here for BBC coverage and here  and here for Guardian coverage of Chris. Huhne's decision to plead guilty to charge of perverting the course of justice and stand down as an MP February  4th=5th

Click here for a Guardian article by Peter Kellner on gay marriage  and the Conservative Party February 4th

Click here and here for Independent articles on the Conservative Party and gay marriage and the non-introduction of tax breaks for married/civil partnered  couples February 3rd

Click here for Independent article by Andrew Grice on David Cameron and the Conservative Party February 3rd

Click here for Guardian coverage of possible future Conservative revolt against David Cameron's leadership January 31st

Click here for BBC coverage and  here and here and here for Guardian coverage of MPs' vote to delay Constituency Boundary changes until 2018 January 30th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's speech on the UK and the EU January 22nd

Click here for Guardian coverage of COBRA [the Civil Contingencies Committee] January 18th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's forthcoming EU speech. This item contains very useful additional links January 17th

Click here for Guardian coverage of House of Lords delay of Boundary Review January 15th

Click here  and here and here and here for recent Guardian coverage of the Conservatives and the EU January 12th

Click here for Guardian article on Welfare Policy January 11th

Click here for Guardian Mid-Term Review of Coalition Government January 8th

Click here for Guardian coverage of appointment of Lord Hill as replacement for Lord Strathclyde January 8th

Click here for Guardian coverage of resignation of Lord Strathclyde from his position as Leader of the Conservatives in the House of Lords January 7th

Click here and here for two BBC items on the Coalition Government January 7th

2012

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on political predictions for 2013 December 30th

Click here for BBC item on Politics in 2013 December 28th

Click here for BBC Review of 2012 [BBC I Player Video 25minutes] December 28th

Click here for a BBC summary: Politics in 2012 December 27th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of unlikelihood of imminent vote to repeal ban on hunting with dogs  December 26th

Click here for Channel 4 coverage of further developments in the Andrew Mitchell case December 19th

Click here for BBC coverage of Nick Clegg's comments on the Conservative Party December 17th

Click here for BBC coverage of supervision order for ex-MP Margaret Moran December 16th

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on the likelihood or otherwise of TV leadership debates at the next General Election December 16th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Report into the activities of Culture Secretary Maria Miller December 14th

Click here and here for BBC coverage of Gay Marriage December 11th

Click here for BBC coverage of Autumn Financial Statement and here and here for some useful Guardian graphics  and here for the OBR Report December 4th-6th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of the Leveson Report November 30th

Click for BBC coverage of Labour victories in Croydon North, Middlesborough and Rotherham by-elections  and click here for Guardian coverage November30th

Click here for Guardian article by John Harris on UKIP November 27th

Click here for Guardian coverage of the Rotherham by-election November 26th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Boris Johnson's opposition to EU In/Out Referendum November 26th

Click here for BBC coverage of Tory MP's proposal for electoral pact with UKIP November 26th

Click here for more Guardian coverage of Coalition tensions over energy policy November 23rd

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron and the EU budget November 22nd

Click here for Opinium poll data indicating that 56% of Britons favour withdrawal from the EU  and here for an Observer editorial in support of continued EU membership  and here and here for informative Observer articles November 18th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Police  and Crime Commissioner Elections November 18th

Click  for BBC coverage of the results in the Corby, Cardiff South and Penarth and Manchester Central by- elections November 18th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of suggested growing Coalition tensions over energy policy and click here for Greenpeace November 15th

Click here for BBC coverage of Corby by-election  and here  for Cardiff South and Penarth and Manchester Central by-elections November 14th

Click here for BBC coverage of MP Margaret Moran's false expenses claim trial November 14th

Click here for Guardian coverage of alleged manipulation of the wholesale gas market November 13th

Click here for BBC coverage of tax avoidance by Amazon, Google and Starbucks November 13th

Click here for BBC coverage of the non-deportation of Abu Qatada November 13th

Click here for Guardian coverage of ongoing controversy over constituency boundary reform November 12th

Click here for Independent and here for Observer and here for Telegraph coverage of difficulties at the BBC November 11th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Nadine Dorries and "I'm a Celebrity..." November 7th

Click here and here for Guardian coverage of Labour MP Dennis  MacShane's resignation over invalid expenses  claims November 3rd

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Government defeat over EU Budget proposal November 1st

Click here and here for Guardian coverage and here and here and here for BBC coverage of Lord Heseltine's report on Coalition economic policies October 31st

Click here for BBC coverage of Labour, the Left and the European Union October 29th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Trident missile system October 29th

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on Labour , Conservatives, the economy and the next General Election October 28th

Click here for BBC coverage of Private Member's Bill on UK withdrawal from EU October 26th

Click here for Guardian coverage and here for BBC coverage of UK's emergence from double-dip recession October 25th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron, the EU and Votes for Prisoners October 25th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron on Europe October 23rd

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron on Crime October 23rd

Click here, here, here and here for Observer coverage of a difficult week for the Conservatives October 21st

Click here and here and here and here for BBC coverage of TUC March against Austerity October 20th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Andrew Mitchell's resignation October 19th

Click here for Guardian coverage of further controversy surrounding MPs' expenses October 19th

Click here for TUC coverage of TUC March for a Future that Works and here for Guardian coverage of  all TUC  issues October 17th

Click here for Guardian coverage of lobbying of MoD by private sector armaments firms October 16th

Click here for BBC coverage of agreement between Scottish and UK ministers over terms of Scotland Independence Referendum October 14th

Click here for long, detailed Guardian article on David Cameron October 8th

Click here for Observer/Opinium Poll data with especially striking graphics October 7th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Conservative Party Conference October 6th

Click here for Guardian coverage of the Conservative Party Conference October 6th

Click here and here for Guardian articles on the Conservative Party October 6th

Click here for BBC coverage of "One" Nation " Ed Miliband October 3rd

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of the Labour Party Conference October 1st

Click here for BBC item on Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in the Conference Season September 27th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Liberal Democrat Fairness Agenda and here   for a Guardian article by Seamus Milne September 26th

Click here for Guardian coverage of the BBC , the Queen and Abu Hamza  and here for BBC coverage of the Queen and Abu Hamza September 25th

Click here for a Guardian timeline relating to the eventual extradition of Abu Hamza to the USA September 25th

 Click here for Observer/Guardian coverage of Liberal Democrat Conference September 22nd- 26thAbout 80 articles

Click here for Observer/Opinium poll data with especially good graphics September 23rd

  1. Click here for BBC coverage of the 2012 Party Conferences September 22nd
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  3. Click here for Guardian editorial on the Liberal Democrat Conference September 22nd
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  5. Click here  and here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell's altercation with the Police September22nd
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  7. Click here for BBC coverage of UKIP demands for referendum on EU membership September 22nd

Click here for BBC coverage of Lib Dem apology over Higher Education tuition fees pledge September20th

Click here  and here for Polly Toynbee's mid -term assessment of David Cameron September 19th-20th

Click here  for Guardian coverage of the demise of GCSEs and here for Guardian data on GCSE pass rate trends September 18th

Click here for Guardian coverage of opinion poll on "Who is Britain's most respected politician?" September 15th

Click here for Daily Telegraph coverage of reports of warnings that George Osborne's dash for gas is likely to be illegal September 14th

Click here for Daily Telegraph coverage of Conservative MPs' plot to topple David Cameron September 14th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of the Hillsborough Report September 14th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of the TUC Conference September 10th

Click here for an Observer Editorial  and here for an article by Andrew Rawnsley on David Cameron and the Cabinet reshuffle  September 9th

Click here for coverage of Cabinet reshuffle from www.politics.co.uk   September 4th

Click here for BBC coverage of Cabinet reshuffle September 4th

Click here for Independent article on Cabinet reshuffle with links to further Independent coverage September 4th

Click here for Daily Telegraph article on Cabinet reshuffle  with links to further detailed Daily Telegraph coverage September 4th

Click here for a Guardian guide to Cabinet reshuffles and here for some data on the composition of the Cabinet pre-reshuffle and here  and here  and here  and here and here for  useful Guardian articles September 3rd-4th

Click here for BBC coverage of Nick Clegg's House of Commons announcement that the Government has officially withdrawn its proposals for House of Lords reform September 3rd

Click here and here for Independent coverage of  current Coalition and Labour politics September 2nd

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on the Liberal Democrats September 2nd

Click here for Guardian report of expected Cabinet reshuffle September 1st

Click here for Guardian report of the existence of a Secret Royal Veto August 31st

Click here for Guardian article by Paddy Ashdown supporting the leadership of Nick Clegg. [With useful additional links ]  August 31st

Click here for an excellent YouGov article by Peter Kellner on the current unpopularity of the Liberal Democrats August 30th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage and here for Daily Telegraph coverage of Nick Clegg's call for temporary increase in taxation of the wealthy  August 29th

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on the 2012 GCSE examinations August 26th

Click here for BBC item on the future of the Coalition  August 24th

Click here for BBC item on the future of George Osborne August 23rd

Click here for Independent on Sunday article on future Conservative Cabinet reshuffle August 19th

Click here for Observer article on current ideological and policy differences between Conservative and Labour August 19th

Click here for Guardian coverage of John Bercow's defence of his performance as Speaker  August 15th

Click here for Guardian obituary for Lord Morris of Manchester  August 15th

Click here for BBC Question and Answer page on Boundary Changes August 8th

Click here for John Harris Guardian article on the Coalition Government   August 8th

Click here for Guardian coverage of abandonment of House of Lords reform proposals and Lib Dem response August 6th-7th

Click here and here and here and here for BBC coverage of Liberal Democrat response to |Conservative House of Lords decision August 6th-7th

Click here for Independent coverage and here for Guardian coverage of  Government plans to abandon proposals for House of Lords reform August 3rd 

Click here for BBC Special Report on Independence for Scotland  August 2nd

Click here for Guardian on controversies around payment of disabilities allowances and here for  link to a related BBC Panorama programme [I Player]  August 1st

Click here for  BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of decision that Baroness Warsi was not guilty of wrongly claiming Parliamentary expenses July 27th

Click here for BBC coverage of deepening UK recession July 25th

Click here and here for BBC coverage of IMF report on the prospects for the UK economy July 19th

Click here for   BBC  "end  of term report" by James Landale on the Coalition Government July 18th

Click  here for article on the possibility of greater  independence for the PM's Adviser on the Ministerial Code from www.politics.co.uk   July 17th

Click here, here, here and here for Observer coverage of the Coalition July 15th

Click here for Guardian report of long term UK Budget and National Debt difficulties July 13th

 Click here for Guardian report  of G4S Olympic security problems July 13th

Click here for Guardian report of appointment of new President of UK Supreme Court July 13th

Click here for  BBC coverage of Conservative Backbench rebellion on House of Lords Reform July 11th

Click here for the BBC House of Lords page which contains links to several previous BBC items and will also be updated continually  July 10th

Click here for Channel 4 coverage of House of Lords Reform July 9th

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley Observer article on the electoral prospects of the Conservative Party  July 8th

Click here for a Guardian article on an important new report from Democratic Audit entitled "How Democratic is the UK? The 2012 Audit  July 7th

Click here for How Democratic is the UK? The 2012 Audit. The full Democratic Audit report provides detailed  information on all aspects of the current UK political system. July 7th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Lib Dems , House of Lords Reform and Boundary Changes  July 6th

Click here for BBC Question and Answer item on House of Lords Reform, here for one on Boundary Changes  and here for one on Fixed Term Parliaments July 6th

Click here for a BBC clip of former Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond's appearance before the Treasury Select Committee  July 4th

Click here for a  BBC clip of Prime Minister's Question Time on the current LIBOR rigging crisis  July 4th

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's order for Parliamentary Inquiry into Banking July 3rd

Click here for Guardian coverage of resignation of Bob Diamond   July 3rd

Click here for a Guardian article and here for a Guardian editorial on the Conservatives and Europe  July 2nd

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's statement that he is "prepared to consider" some form of EU Referendum  July 1st

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's rejection of Labour calls for independent banking inquiry   June 30th

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's rejection of Tory Right calls for an In-Out EU referendum   June 30th

Click here, here, here and here for BBC coverage of Barclays attempts to manipulate the Libor June 29th

Click here  and here for Guardian coverage and here for BBC coverage of postponement  of Fuel Duty increase  June 27th

Click here  and here for Guardian articles and here for Guardian editorial and here for BBC items  on House of Lords reform  June 26th/27th

Click here for Guardian article by Patrick Wintour on the Lib Dems, the Conservatives  and the Coalition June 25th

Click here for Guardian article by Jackie Ashley on the future direction of the Conservative Party  June 25th

Click here for Observer coverage of the ambitions of Michael Gove  June 24th

Click here for Observer coverage of the Archbishop of Canterbury's  critique of "The Big Society"   June 24th

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on House of Lords reform  June 24th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's proposals for social security benefit cuts for the under 25s  June 24th

Click here for BBC coverage of Labour's change in policy stance on immigration  June 22nd

Click here for BBC coverage of Government plans for Civil Service Reform June 22nd

Click here, here and here for BBC coverage of entertainers' use of tax avoidance schemes June 21st

Click here for Nick Clegg's opposition to Michael Gove's proposals for the abolition of GCSE examinations June 21st

Click here for BBC coverage of Coalition difficulties over House of Lords Reform  June 19th

Click here for Guardian editorial and several additional links covering David Cameron at the Leveson Inquiry  June 15th

Click here for BBC coverage of Commons debate on Labour Motion to refer Jeremy Hunt to PM's Adviser on the Ministerial Code  June 14th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Nick Clegg's order for Lib Dems to abstain on Labour Motion that Jeremy Hunt be referred to Commons Watchdog June 13th

Click here for BBC coverage of George Osborne's claims that the Euro Zone crisis is killing the UK economic recovery June 10th

Click here and here for Independent coverage of Conservative "cash for access" affair June 9th

Click here for  BBC coverage of David Owen's views that a future UK referendum on EU membership is inevitable  June 8th 

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's views on the Euro and the Euro Zone  June 8th

Click here for Independent article on Baroness Warsi, Jeremy Hunt and the Ministerial Code June 5th

Click here and here for Guardian articles suggesting that Jeremy Hunt should resign May 29th - June 1st

Click here for succinct posts on David Cameron [May 23rd ] and Ed Miliband [May 13th] from Bill Jones' Blog  May 24th

Click here for BBC coverage of European Court of Human Rights and UK prisoners' right to vote  May 24th

Click here for Guardian coverage of the G8 Summit and the  Euro Zone crisis  May 19th  

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron and the Euro Zone  crisis and here for David Cameron and President Hollande May19th

Click here and here for BBC coverage of elections to Conservative Party 1922 Committee  May 17th

Click here for a Guardian item on the current state of the Conservative Party  May 17th

Click here for David Cameron's response to 2012 Local Election results  May 8th

Click here for  BBC coverage of Local Election results  May 4th

Click here for  Channel 4 coverage of Local Election results  May 4th

Click here for overall Guardian coverage of Local Election results  and here for a particularly useful article May 4th

Click here for Independent coverage of Local Election results  May 4th 

Click here for overall Daily Telegraph coverage of Local Election results and here for a particularly useful article  May 4th

 

Click here and  here and here   for coverage from www.politics.co.uk  of "Omnishambles" in UK Government April 20th -May 11th

Click here and here for Guardian coverage of possible changes in leadership of Conservative 1922 Committee April 30th

Click here for Observer coverage of David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt and News Corp/BSkyB April 29th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt and News Corp/BSkyB  April 29th

Click here and here for Observer articles by Andrew Rawnsley on the Conservative Party in April 2012  April 22nd and April 29th

Click here for BBC coverage of Jeremy Hunt and News Corp's bid for BSkyB   April 28th

Click here for Guardian coverage of UK double-dip recession April 25th 2012

Click here for BBC coverage of Parliamentary Committee report on reform of House of Lords  April 23rd 2012

Click here for the Observer report of the death of Lord Ashley April 22nd

Click here and here and here for Observer coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 22nd

Click here and here for BBC coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 20th

Click here for Guardian coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 20th   

Click here, here, here and here for BBC coverage of the proposed deportation of Abu Qatada.  April 19th

Click here  for BBC coverage of "Omnishambles" in UK Government  April 19th

Click here for information from the BBC on the European Court of Human Rights and here for recent proposals for its reform. April 18th 

Click here for BBC coverage of May 3rd Local Council elections in England , Scotland and Wales, London Mayoralty and London Assembly elections .  April 11th

Click here for brief explanations from the Electoral Commission of alternative electoral systems used in the above elections .  April 11th

Click here and here for two detailed reports on aspects of Coalition Government 2010- 11 [From the Institute of Government and the University of East Anglia ] April 2nd

Click here and here and here for BBC coverage of Bradford West By-Election: March 30th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Bradford West By-Election: March 30th

Click here for a 50 Minute BBC Video reviewing  Parliamentary Activity Jan - March 2012. March 30th

PM, Cabinet and Government

Click here for Cabinet Resignations

Click here and here for two detailed reports on aspects of Coalition Government 2010- 11 [From the Institute of Government and the University of East Anglia ] April 2nd 2012

Click here and here for Observer articles by Andrew Rawnsley on the Conservative Party in April 2012  April 22nd and April 29th 2012

Click here and  here and here   for coverage from www.politics.co.uk  of "Omnishambles" in UK Government April 20th -May 11th

Click here for David Cameron's response to 2012 Local Election results  May 8th 2012

Click here for Guardian coverage of the G8 Summit and the  Euro Zone crisis  May 19th  2012 

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron and the Euro Zone  crisis and here for David Cameron and President Hollande May19th  2012

Click here and here for Guardian articles suggesting that Jeremy Hunt should resign May 29th - June 1st

Click here for Independent article on Baroness Warsi, Jeremy Hunt and the Ministerial Code June 5th

Click here and here for Independent coverage of Conservative "cash for access" affair June 9th

Click here for BBC coverage of George Osborne's claims that the Euro Zone crisis is killing the UK economic recovery June 10th

Click here for Guardian coverage of Nick Clegg's order for Lib Dems to abstain on Labour Motion that Jeremy Hunt be referred to Commons Watchdog June 13th

Click here for BBC coverage of Commons debate on Labour Motion to refer Jeremy Hunt to PM's Adviser on the Ministerial Code  June 14th

Click here for Guardian editorial and several additional links covering David Cameron at the Leveson Inquiry  June 15th

Click here for BBC coverage of Coalition difficulties over House of Lords Reform  June 19th

Click here for Observer coverage of the ambitions of Michael Gove  June 24th

Click here for Observer coverage of the Archbishop of Canterbury's  critique of "The Big Society"   June 24th

Click here for Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on House of Lords reform  June 24th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's proposals for social security benefit cuts for the under 25s  June 24th

Click here for Guardian article by Patrick Wintour on the Lib Dems, the Conservatives  and the Coalition June 25th

Click here for Guardian article by Jackie Ashley on the future direction of the Conservative Party  June 25th

Click here  and here for Guardian coverage and here for BBC coverage of postponement  of Fuel Duty increase  June 27th

Click here, here, here and here for BBC coverage of Barclays attempts to manipulate the Libor June 29th

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's rejection of Labour calls for independent banking inquiry   June 30th

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's rejection of Tory Right calls for an In-Out EU referendum   June 30th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's statement that he is "prepared to consider" some form of EU Referendum  July 1st

Click here for a Guardian article and here for a Guardian editorial on the Conservatives and Europe  July 2nd

Click here for Guardian coverage of David Cameron's order for Parliamentary Inquiry into Banking July 3rd

Click here for Guardian coverage of resignation of Bob Diamond   July 3rd

Click here for a BBC clip of former Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond's appearance before the Treasury Select Committee  July 4th

Click here for a  BBC clip of Prime Minister's Question Time on the current LIBOR rigging crisis  July 4th

 Click here for Guardian report of long term UK Budget and National Debt difficulties July 13th

 Click here for Guardian report  of G4S Olympic security problems July 13th

Click here, here, here and here for Observer coverage of the Coalition July 15th

Click  here for article on the possibility of greater  independence for the PM's Adviser on the Ministerial Code from www.politics.co.uk   July 17th

Click here for   BBC  "end  of term report" by James Landale on the Coalition Government July 18th

Click here for an Observer Editorial  and here for an article by Andrew Rawnsley on David Cameron and the Cabinet reshuffle  September 9th

Click here for coverage of Cabinet reshuffle from www.politics.co.uk   September 4th

Click here for BBC coverage of Cabinet reshuffle September 4th

Click here for Independent article on Cabinet reshuffle with links to further Independent coverage September 4th

Click here for Daily Telegraph article on Cabinet reshuffle  with links to further detailed Daily Telegraph coverage September 4th

Click here for a Guardian guide to Cabinet reshuffles and here for some data on the composition of the Cabinet pre-reshuffle and here  and here  and here  and here and here for  useful Guardian articles September 3rd-4th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron, the EU and Votes for Prisoners October 25th

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron on Europe October 23rd

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron on Crime October 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Parties

  • Click here  for BBC coverage of Labour Leadership Election
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  • Click here for BBC coverage of Party Conferences 2010
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  • Click here for BBC coverage of Party Conferences in 2011
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  • Click here for Channel 4 coverage of Party Conferences in 2011
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  • Click here for BBC coverage and here for the Guardian coverage of  the Conservatives  in 2011
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  • Click here and here for Guardian coverage of Steve Hilton's decision to take unpaid leave
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  • Click here for a page of links to articles, audio and video materials on Cameron's Conservatives 
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  • Click here for the Liberal Democrats in 2011
  • Click here for formation of Liberal Left
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  • Click here for the Labour Party in 2011
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  • Click here for a page of links on the funding of political parties
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  • Click here for  Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on the current state of the parties and the coming mid-term elections  April 22nd  2012

Click here and here for Guardian coverage of possible changes in leadership of Conservative 1922 Committee April 30th 2012

Click here and here for BBC coverage of elections to Conservative Party 1922 Committee  May 17th 2012

Click here for a Guardian item on the current state of the Conservative Party  May 17th 2012

Click here for Guardian article by Paddy Ashdown supporting the leadership of Nick Clegg. [With useful additional links ]  August 31st

Click here for an excellent YouGov article by Peter Kellner on the current unpopularity of the Liberal Democrats August 30th

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage and here for Daily Telegraph coverage of Nick Clegg's call for temporary increase in taxation of the wealthy  August 29th

Click here for Observer article by Andrew Rawnsley on the 2012 GCSE examinations August 26th

Click here for BBC item on the future of the Coalition  August 24th

Click here for BBC item on the future of George Osborne August 23rd

Click here for Independent on Sunday article on future Conservative Cabinet reshuffle August 19th

Click here for Observer article on current ideological and policy differences between Conservative and Labour August 19th

Click here for Observer/Guardian coverage of Liberal Democrat Conference September 22nd- 26thAbout 80 articles

Click here for Observer/Opinium poll data with especially good graphics September 23rd

Click here for BBC coverage of the 2012 Party Conferences September 22nd

 Click here for Guardian editorial on the Liberal Democrat Conference September 22nd

Click here for BBC coverage of the Conservative Party Conference October 6th

Click here for Guardian coverage of the Conservative Party Conference October 6th

Click here and here for Guardian articles on the Conservative Party October 6th

Click here for BBC coverage of "One" Nation " Ed Miliband October 3rd

Click here for BBC coverage and here for Guardian coverage of the Labour Party Conference October 1st

Click here for BBC item on Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in the Conference Season September 27th

 

 

 

Opinion Polls and Elections

  •  Click here for UK Polling Report: Party Ratings
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  • Click here for UK Polling Report: Who would make the most capable Prime Minister?
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  • Click here for BBC Poll Tracker
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  • Click here for Ipsos Mori Political and Social Trends and here for Ipsos Mori monthly Political Monitor Archive  and here for 2012 monthly Political Monitors  and here for IPSOS Mori monthly Issues Index Archive including 2012 data
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  • Click here for YouGov detailed Opinion Poll data
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  • Click here for BBC coverage of 2011Local Elections, the AV Referendum, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and Northern Ireland Assembly Elections.
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  • Click here for Wikipedia coverage of results of UK By-Elections 2011- 2015
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  •  BBC coverage of UK By elections 2011-2015: Oldham East and  Saddleworth; Burnley Central ; Leicester South: Belfast West: Inverclyde: Feltham and Heston
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  • Click here and here and here for BBC coverage of Bradford West By-Election: March 30th 2012
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  • Click here for Guardian coverage of Bradford West By-Election: March 30th 2012
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·         Click here for BBC coverage of May 3rd Local Council elections in England , Scotland and Wales, London Mayoralty and London Assembly elections .  April 11th 2012

Click here for brief explanations from the Electoral Commission of alternative electoral systems used in the above elections .  April 11th 2012

Click here for  BBC coverage of Local Election results  May 4th 2012

Click here for  Channel 4 coverage of Local Election results  May 4th 2012

Click here for overall Guardian coverage of Local Election results  and here for a particularly useful article May 4th 2012

Click here for Independent coverage of Local Election results  May 4th 2012

Click here for overall Daily Telegraph coverage of Local Election results and here for a particularly useful article  May 4th 2012

Click  for BBC coverage of the results in the Corby, Cardiff South and Penarth and Manchester Central by- elections November 18th

Click here for BBC coverage of Corby by-election  and here  for Cardiff South and Penarth and Manchester Central by-elections November 14th

Click for BBC coverage of Labour victories in Croydon North, Middlesborough and Rotherham by-elections  and click here for Guardian coverage November30th

 

 

 

Constitutional Issues

  • Click here for  summary of  2010 General Election Manifesto policy proposals on Constitutional Issue [from the UCL Constitution Unit]
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  • Click here for Mark D'Arcy Westminster Blog for the BBC
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  • Click here for BBC coverage of arguments for and against the Alternative Vote and the results of the AV Referendum
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  • Click here  and here for BBC coverage of proposed House of Lords Reform
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  • Click here for Guardian coverage of House of Lords Reform
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  • Click here and here for BBC coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 20th 2012
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  • Click here for Guardian coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 20th 2012
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·         Click here and here and here for Observer coverage of House of Lords Reform proposals April 22nd 2012

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  • Click here for BBC coverage of Parliamentary Committee report on reform of House of Lords  April 23rd 2012

Click here for BBC coverage of Coalition difficulties over House of Lords Reform  June 19th

·         Click here for Andrew Rawnsley's Observer article on House of Lords reform  June 24th

Click here  and here for Guardian articles and here for Guardian editorial and here for BBC items  on House of Lords reform  June 26th/27th

Click here for BBC coverage of the Lib Dems , House of Lords Reform and Boundary Changes  July 6th

Click here for BBC Question and Answer item on House of Lords Reform, here for one on Boundary Changes  and here for one on Fixed Term Parliaments July 6th

Click here for Channel 4 coverage of House of Lords Reform July 9th

Click here for the BBC House of Lords page which contains links to several previous BBC items and will also be updated continually  July 10th

Click here for  BBC coverage of Conservative Backbench rebellion on House of Lords Reform July 11th

Click here for Independent coverage of  Government plans to abandon proposals for House of Lords reform August 3rd 

Click here for Guardian coverage of John Bercow's defence of his performance as Speaker  August 15th

Click here for BBC Question and Answer page on Boundary Changes August 8th

Click here for John Harris Guardian article on the Coalition Government   August 8th

Click here for Guardian coverage of abandonment of House of Lords reform proposals and Lib Dem response August 6th-7th

Click here and here and here and here for BBC coverage of Liberal Democrat response to |Conservative House of Lords decision August 6th-7th

Click here for Independent coverage and here for Guardian coverage of  Government plans to abandon proposals for House of Lords reform August 3rd 

Click here for BBC Special Report on Independence for Scotland  August 2nd

 

 

  

  • Click here for BBC coverage of other proposed constitutional reforms
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  • Click here for BBC coverage of Devolution and Independence for Scotland?
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  • Click here for announcement of Initial Boundary Commission recommendations
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  • Click here for Guardian coverage of Boundary changes
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  • Click here for Guardian coverage of revival of the West Lothian Question
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Other Salient Issues

Europe; Capitalism and its Critics ; Urban Riots; The Occupy Movement: Economy: Health: Education: Asylum and Immigration: Crime; Social Welfare; Regulation of Lobbying; Industrial Relations; The Mass Media

 Europe

·         Click here for  BBC coverage of David Owen's views that a future UK referendum on EU membership is inevitable  June 8th 

Click here for BBC coverage of David Cameron's views on the Euro and the Euro Zone  June 8th

  • Click here  and here for BBC coverage of David Cameron and the EU
  • Click here for Gavin Hewitt's BBC Blog on Europe.
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  • Capitalism and its Critics
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  • Click here  and here for Predatory Capitalism and here for Popular Capitalism.
  • Click here for arguments that the Conservatives have hi-jacked Labour's arguments
  • Click here for a Guardian discussion of whether capitalism is "broken"
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Urban Riots and the Occupy Movement

  1. Click here for Guardian Special Report on Urban Riots
  2. Click here for BBC coverage of urban riots
  3. Click here for some further information on the riots
  4. Click here for several links on the Occupy Movement

 

 

The UK Economy

Click here for a page of links on the UK economy

Click here for BBC coverage of deepening UK recession July 25th

Click here and here for BBC coverage of IMF report on the prospects for the UK economy July 19th

 

 

Health

Click here  and here for BBC coverage of proposed NHS Reforms

  • Click here for BBC coverage of alleged Conservative criticisms of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley
  • House of Lords and Welfare Reforms
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Education

Click here for a page of links on Coalition Education Policies

 

Asylum and Immigration

 

Crime

  • Click here and here for Guardian coverage of Kenneth Clarke, Teresa May and the Human Rights Act and here and here for Kenneth Clarke and comments on rape and here, here and here for difficulties over sentencing policy.

 

Social Welfare

  1. Click here for Guardian Coverage of Poverty [1700+ items]
  2. Click here for Guardian Coverage of Welfare Reform [1700+ articles]
  3. Click here for BBC coverage of Welfare Reform Bill  with links to further items
  4. Click here   for IFS predictions of increased poverty
  5. Click here for Archbishop of Canterbury against Coalition Welfare Cuts
  6. Click here for IDS on Child Poverty
  7. Click here for BBC on impact of changes to state pension up rating details
  8. Click here ffor BBC on David Cameron and "problem families"
  9. Click here and here and here for BBC coverage of welfare reform issues
  10. Click here and here and here for further BBC coverage of welfare reform issues
  11. Click here f for Channel 4 News Welfare section
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House of Lords and Welfare Reforms

 

Regulation of Lobbying

Click here and here and here for BBC coverage of political lobbying

Click here and here for Independent coverage of  proposals to reform the lobbying system

 

The Mass Media

Click here for a BBC Time Line on the Phone-Hacking Scandal

Click here for BBC coverage of Jeremy Hunt and News Corp's bid for BSkyB   April 28th 2012

Click here for Observer coverage of David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt and News Corp/BSkyB April 29th 2012

 

Industrial Relations

Click here for the Home Page of the Trades Union Congress

Click here for BBC coverage of recent public sector union strike activity

 

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