Democracy Deficit

Mon Sep 07 2020

The UK parliament is made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Members of the Commons are elected using the First Past the Post voting system. Members of the Lords are unelected.

Taxpayers Funded ERG Brexit

Thu Sep 17 2020

This is the story of how a fringe Conservative party pressure group was transformed into a highly disciplined, secretive party within a party that changed the course of British politics – and how taxpayer money, anonymous private donations and a hidebound parliamentary system helped them do it.
In an extract from his new book, Peter Geoghegan shows how the European Research Group became a tightly organised ‘party within a party’ that set the UK on course for a no-deal Brexit.

At  a point in History where Germany is arresting far-right activists from within its pool of police officers, the UK finds itself having been over-run from within and a small but well funded section of the public is cheering.

Democracy For Sale

A corruption of Conservatism’: how a cartel of Tory MPs broke British politics

Peter Geoghegan is investigations editor of openDemocracy’s main site and author of ‘Democracy for Sale’. He can be found on Twitter @PeterKGeoghegan.


German TV London Reporter : Shocked

Mon Sep 07 2020
Annette Dittert @annettedittert : Senior Correspondent and Bureau Chief ARD German TV London • Foreign Correspondent with ARD since 2000. Warsaw/New York/London files live report of “An absolute bomb dropping” as Johnson threatens to inflict absolute no-deal chaos on “The Island”.