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Democracy

Parties need independent complaints procedures

The last decade in politics has not only been messy, but it has also been difficult. It has been divisive. It has been inherently discriminatory. And at the moment, I feel that it is important to point out that this is not only the case in terms of mainstream politics, but also when it comes […]

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Centre and local policy making

If you have been watching Centre recently you may have noticed that we have seen quite a few changes. The style of our papers, our procedures, Centre’s internal complaints and safeguarding procedures and our website have all seen large upgrades. The organisation I started five years ago has come a long way since it first […]

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Democracy

As a New Zealander, I know Proportional Representation can work

With 11.6% of the vote, you would assume the Liberal Democrats would be left with around three times as many MPs as the SNP who only received 3.9% of the vote. We know this is wrong as only a system like First Past The Post would mean 11.6% of the vote is 11 seats and […]

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Democracy

Federalism: uniting a disunited kingdom

The United Kingdom. Made up of 4 distinct nations, all with their own identities but united under the Union Jack and the Crown, but is it really all that united? The short answer is no. In a recent poll commissioned and published by the Sunday Times it shows the quickly rising support for nationalist and […]