Top news today: Coalitions, Welsh Assembly, Democracy2015
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Oct 09, 2012
In the news today, Ken Clarke says to expect more coalitions in the future, a legal challenge for the first Welsh bill and Democracy2015 name their first parliamentary candidate.
CLARKE: COALITION WORKS BETTER THAN MAJOR’S GOVERNMENT- Ken Clarke has said that the two-party system is going out of fashion, and coalition governments and hung parliaments are likely to become a feature of British politics. Do you agree with his assessment?
LEGALITY OF FIRST WELSH BILL CHALLENGED AT SUPREME COURT- The attorney general claims the first bill passed by the Welsh Assembly went beyond their devolved powers to make laws following a referendum in March 2011. Should devolved governments be able to make laws without this sort of intervention?
DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT NAMES FIRST CANDIDATE- New political party Democracy2015 have put forward a candidate in the Corby by-election. Do independent candidates and those from small parties stand a chance against the big players?