Unit 2 Judiciaries – Attacks on judges undermine law – Supreme Court president

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38986228 Justice Neuberger provides a robust and spirited defence of the independence and neutrality of the Supreme Court. Obviously this would be of value in adding it to any question on judicial independence and neutrality. It's also worth noting that the two concepts sometimes get confused. I'll post something soon that tries to help you… Continue reading Unit 2 Judiciaries – Attacks on judges undermine law – Supreme Court president

Brexit vote: Clive Lewis quits shadow cabinet as MPs back bill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38902484 Obviously a case study such as this reveals quite deep divisions within the Labour Party. In this context MPs are therefore torn between representing the party and supporting the leader or representing their constituents. In this case Clive Lewis felt he could not ignore the overwhelming support for remain within his constituency.

Unit 1 – Pressure groups and Elitism

The following article from The Guardian's George Monbiot provides ample evidence of support for the view that far from widening access to power, pressure group activity often seeks to concentrate power in the hands of a tiny minority of privileged elites. This meticulously researched and referenced piece reveals very close connections between politicians, lobbyists, corporate… Continue reading Unit 1 – Pressure groups and Elitism