Category Archives: Clean Politics

Censorship will not consign Jihadism to the dustbin of history

Our government’s lunge for censorship suggests a fear among both officialdom and elected representatives that our society cannot defend itself against bad ideas

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , | 20 Responses

Disaffection with democracy and what political parties must do about it

Disaffection is a perennial problem for politics; the way democracy is understood contributes to that problem

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , | 35 Responses

Alex Salmond’s oil predictions aren’t so slick after all

Has Alex Salmond wildly overestimated the part of oil in his independent utopia?

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , | 3 Responses

Yes Scotland’s NHS scares and lies strategy

Yes Scotland ncrj

The Yes campaign has borrowed one of New Labour’s best tricks, and not in a good way.

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 173 Responses

Don’t put it past Gove –the founder of Carphone Warehouse really could be the next chair of Ofsted


The Tory donor has his own academy chain and a financial interest in selling technology to schools: what could possibly go wrong?

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , | 12 Responses

The Scottish referendum debate is doing the public an injustice

Scotland flagj

Describing Scotland as being ‘captive’ or ‘oppressed’ is patronising and insulting to the entire country.

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , | 70 Responses

Land-banking property owner gives Tories £300,000


A property developer that sits on land instead of building on it has given £300,000 to the Tories.

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , | 3 Responses

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

Michael Gove ncrj

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

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , | 4 Responses

Tories take £1.5 million from controversial hedge fund guru


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.

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Responses

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

Maria Miller non copyright 1j

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

Posted in Clean Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Responses