Russell Brand’s podcast featured George Monbiot discussing an issue at the very core of our democratic system and giving us a little mention :)
Following an overwhelming vote of confidence in the Election Leaflets project by members of UnlockDemocracy at their AGM exactly one month ago, 15 hackers and volunteers descended to a warehouse somewhere in north London on Saturday 6 December to get to grips with what needs to be done.
Our response to some of the proposals in Parliament's recent report on voter engagement
Unlock Democracy has conducted two survey projects to analyse campaign activities during the Scottish Referendum with the aim of getting an insight into how the campaign was conducted by the two sides and received by voters. The following is an analysis of the survey responses. The online surveys were carried out among Unlock...
Unlock Magna Carta launch kicks off the national conversation
This week in Blog Watch, government proposals to introduce a Manchester 'metro mayor' have provoked a wide-ranging debate about UK-wide decentralisation; weaknesses in the Recall of MPs Bill are probed; and the extension of the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds is discussed. Meanwhile, the issue of House of Lords reform has...
Our Project Co-ordinator Frances Foley blogs on Unlock Magna Carta making its first public appearance on Saturday 11th October at the Human Rights and Democracy Fair in Bury St Edmunds.
This week in Blog Watch, a variety of issues relating to the future of devolution in the UK are examined, including the West Lothian Question and the Welsh devolution settlement. Meanwhile, how and why we need to get more people engaged in politics is discussed and there is a lot of reaction from across the political spectrum...
The House of Commons is debating proposals for the future of Scottish devolution, but so far there has been no role for the public in this process.