Category Archives: Clean Politics

The ‘ideologically obsessed zealot’ who ‘secretly’ raided £400m meant for school places: Gove owes us answers

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Labour has failed to sufficiently press Michael Gove over his raid of the basic need budget.

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Tories take £1.5 million from controversial hedge fund guru

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A top hedge fund guru whose tax affairs have been scrutinised in the past has given £1.5 million to the Conservative Party, new figures from the Electoral Commission can reveal.

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The Maria Miller affair shows we need the right to recall MPs

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Politics is not a one every five years business. Democracy shouldn’t be either.

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Three things that need to happen in light of the Maria Miller scandal

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Left Foot Forward editor James Bloodworth has come up with three things which parliament must consider in light of the latest scandal around MPs and their expenses.

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Vote UKIP, get [insert party name]

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There is a 1 in 3 chance that someone elected as a UKIP MEP will no longer be a party member by the time of the next election.

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Farage may be a little Englander, but he’s had the courage to say something out of the political ordinary

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In sounding like a normal human being, Farage is picking up support.

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4 ideas to make our political system more democratic

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TweetThe Telegraph reported yesterday that a House of Commons committee has called for the abolition of the monarchy’s role in signing off new laws. The Political and Constitutional Reform committee said that the role of the monarchy in giving approval to new legislation was “arcane and complex”. The Queen and Prince Charles are still asked […]

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The postal vote increases turnout – so why would we want to scrap it?

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We should be focusing on getting as many people to cast a ballot, whether by mail or in person.

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UKIP: a history of cranks and oddballs

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Donna Edmunds, a UKIP councillor and candidate in the European elections, has said that businesses should be able to refuse services to women and gay people. She isn’t the first UKIP candidate to court controversy.

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UKIP conference building received £3million European funding

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The Riveria International Centre, where the UKIP conference is currently being held, was partly funded by a European Grant of £3m.

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