Category: Democracy

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Find a new company to run cross-Channel trains!

Dan Staples
Election poster of candidate Artus Galiay

Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone, has mentioned to constituents who lobbied him on this that he has heard of talks between GetLink (the company that runs the Eurotunnel) and a French train company to start operating cross-Channel trains.

Opposition Parties Agree On Electoral Co-operation

Claire Jones
A hand placing a voting paper into a ballot box

For the past 100 years, we have been in the grip of a ‘winner takes all’, First Past The Post (FPTP) voting system that gives exclusive power to minority governments and fails woefully to represent the majority of us. Electoral co-operation could rescue us.

Walmer Town Council Cleans Up Dodgy Deal

Sarah Gleave
RNLI Walmer lifeboat station

The minutes of Walmer Town Council’s full council meeting held 2 February 2022 includes item 6315, which shows that the council voted to refer the matter to the authorities [police] and to suspend a serving councillor involved in the original decision from all committees.

The War In Ukraine And The Future Of The World

Magdalena Williams
Ukraine flag with motto Glory to Ukraine

Review Of A TED Panel The War in Ukraine and the Future of the World,  a TED talk on YouTube with Anna Applebaum, Timothy Snyder and Yuval Noah Harari inspired me to write this article.  Timothy starts by looking at Ukraine as a European country with a mediaeval history from the Vikings to Christian conversion, a […]

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.

Bill of Rights

Charlotte Mbali

The Government propose to introduce a Bill of Rights and has produced a consultation on this with a closing date for response of 8th March. Charlotte Mbali has a conversation with a local barrister about this. Local barrister (LB) The government proposal and their analysis are rooted in their approach to relevant case law going […]


What Is “Disinformation”?

Jan Fuscoe
Graphic illustrating the fact that 5G networks are not responsible for the spread of Covid-19

Jan Fuscoe asks, What is disinformation? She proceeds to explain it and the difference between disinformation and misinformation.