Hi all An exceptional former student of mine, Larry Moir, is offering politics tuition via zoom. Further details can be found by emailing him here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just published by force of sovereign parliamentary procedure and thus a legal obligation, pushing against executive arrogance and secrecy, and the Government's own will to evade our SOVEREIGN parliament's right to scrutinise, Operation Yellowhammer - the government's own assessment of what will happen under a no deal (or what should be called a no idea… Continue reading Operation Yellowhammer…yes it’s named after a small bird.
From The Guardian All Parties policies compared can be found here
Hi. I hope exam preparation is going well and you are counting down the days. This is really the time when you should be pretty comfortable with all the material including concepts and case studies and are simply planning out fairly brief plans for all of the past paper questions. That is certainly what I… Continue reading Divisions within the Conservative and Labour Parties
Source: Daily Telegraph 14th November 2014 Lords Reform In July 2012 91 Conservative MPs voted against Lords reform, defying a three-line whip and kiboshing Nick Clegg’s dream of reform to the upper chamber. A furious David Cameron was reported to have confronted the leader of the rebellion, Jesse Norman MP, just outside the House of… Continue reading Coalition Government and Rebellions
The following stats and case study examples may be useful if you are doing electoral systems and/or representation and democracy on Unit 1 this summer. Just a month to go now so I hope revision is bedding in well. 2015 General Election - First Past the Post criticisms UKIP 12.4% of vote, 1 seat, SNP… Continue reading Recent Electoral Systems and Democracy Stats
Over the course of the next couple of months I want to offer some advice on non-subject specific ideas about how to attract/maximise your marks. Let's start by looking at the language of construction 1. Discourse markers. They introduce a topic, move an argument forward, signal comparison and contrast and draw an argument to a… Continue reading A style guide for the approaching exams
The UK Government has now aggregated huge powers for itself in order to separate EU law from UK law. It means that in many instances government will reverse the traditional relationship between primary and secondary legislation. Previously it was necessary to rely on an Act of Parliament to "add" statutory instruments. The government would need… Continue reading Unit 2 Parliament- read and weep…
AS POLITICS REVISION - COMPLETE CONCEPTS CHECK LIST If you think any may be missing (and more could always be added) please let me know and I will try to offer up extra definitions and examples. What follows is what I would very much regard as the core for all 8 topics at AS. Representation… Continue reading AS Politics Concepts Checklist