Section: UK

Stories of general interest to the whole of the UK

How Britain Ends

Nigel Beevor
How Britain Ends, by Gavin Esler

In discussing “How Britain Ends”, Esler reminded the audience that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland use a proportional voting system rather than FPTP. He said that the only European nations using FPTP were the UK and (strangely) Belarus.


Pride of Kent Detained

Charlotte Mbali
MS Pride of Kent entering Calais Harbour

P&O ferry “Pride of Kent” has been detained after the new crew failed safety tests. It was also discovered that the equipment didn’t work.