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With a snap election it’s time for charities to put up, not shut up

The prime minister surprised many in calling for a general election on 8th June. As a former civil servant, I know that all government departments are now in “lockdown” or election “ 504 more words

Campaigning

CONFIRMED: Could the election scupper plans to consult letting agents on the fee ban?

UPDATE: DCLG has now confirmed that the consultation workshops scheduled between 28 April and 11 May have been cancelled. 

Theresa May has called a snap general election, and assuming that she manages to command the 2/3rd majority she needs to circumvent the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, Parliament will shortly be dissolved ahead of a short campaign. 220 more words

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PACAC’s report on the EU referendum opens important questions that deserve further attention

Yesterday, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report (summarised here) on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. Media headlines have focused on the committee’s concerns about possible interference during the referendum campaign by cyber hackers but, as… 1,128 more words

Elections And Referendums

How can referendums in the UK be improved? Lessons learned from the EU referendum

Today, the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report on Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum. The report touches on a variety of areas in relation to the conduct of referendums, including the role of referendums, the role of the civil service during referendum campaigns and cyber security. 1,207 more words

Elections And Referendums

Nine Things We Need to Work on

I wanted to name this post as reverts versus bornos, then I realised it was never a competition. However, observing certains trends in Muslim society disturb me. 1,851 more words

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