Category Archives: Democracy

Dousing the Flames of Dissent

The streets of London burned during the riots of 2011, so the decision by Tory mayor Boris Johnson to close ten of the capital’s fire stations and then propose to invest in water cannons in the same week seems perverse … Continue reading

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Conviction Politics

David Cameron welcomed the recent ruling by the Supreme Court against giving prisoners the right to vote as a “victory for common sense.” Whilst people will understandably shed no tears that convicted rapists, murderers and paedophiles are being denied the … Continue reading

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