Posts Tagged “unlock democracy”

Registers and recall: I support them both. But they’re not going to clean up our democracy

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2013

The weekend’s revelations that two Labour peers and an Ulster Unionist were filmed offering to lobby ministers for cash, following hot on the heels of Tory MP Patrick Mercer’s resignation of the Tory whip over similar allegations, has re-ignited the question of how to clean up Parliament. Two proposals are being pushed, both of them […]

That EU ‘keep it secret’ budget vote: an update

by Stephen Tall on March 23, 2013

Two weeks ago I wrote a self-explanatorily-titled post: The EU budget vote should be open, not secret (it’s a bit worrying this even needs saying). Time to complete (ish) the story… I wrote via the Unlock Democracy website to the (…)

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The EU budget vote should be open, not secret (it’s a bit worrying this even needs saying)

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2013

It’s good to see campaigning group Unlock Democracy sticking up for democratic accountability within the European Union, and not only within the UK’s parliaments. Here’s an excerpt from an email I received today: Dear Stephen, Last month, the heads of (…)

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Giving power to local communities – much too important to be left to Nick Clegg or Parliament

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2012

Like my LDV colleague, Paul Walter, it was good to hear Nick Clegg’s announcement that he intends to give more economic powers to up to 20 cities and major towns. After all, if there’s one thing that unites Lib Dems it’s the belief in devolving power to the most local level possible. And yet there […]