Unit 2 PM Powers

8 months in as PM is probably not a bad time to start making an interim assessment of where Theresa May's opportunities and obstacles lie as PM. For questions on PM/Cabinet/Executive examiners look for examples and case studies which are current and reflect both sides of the equation. Here are just some preliminary ideas you… Continue reading Unit 2 PM Powers

Unit One Representation and Democracy Stoke and Copeland by-elections

These two by-elections have come at a difficult time for the Labour Party. Copeland in Cumbria has the Sellafield Nuclear plant as its biggest employer and Jeremy Corbyn's long standing opposition to nuclear power (as well as nuclear weapons) has probably been the single decisive factor in Labour losing to the Tories. Even a vigorous… Continue reading Unit One Representation and Democracy Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Unit 2 – Judicial Neutrality and Independence. What’s the difference?

Hi all I thought I would try to clear this up for those who are confused about the difference between independence and neutrality. It's not actually difficult but some precision is needed. The best way to think about it is to think of independence as freedom of the judiciary from outside interference whereas neutrality is concerned with… Continue reading Unit 2 – Judicial Neutrality and Independence. What’s the difference?