Economy and Politics

  • 7 May 2011

    Becoming the strongest group on Brighton & Hove Council is the first time the Greens have been the largest party on any council anywhere in the UK.

  • 6 May 2011

    The SNP are on the threshold of a historic majority in Holyrood, with the Lib Dems collapsing and voters delivering differential poll results across Britain.

  • 6 May 2011

    Will the five different polls that took place on 5 May 2011 prove to be a watershed for politics in Britain? It depends where you see the axis for change and the key tipping points, says Simon Barrow. There are at least two distinct ways of narrating differential outcomes.

  • 5 May 2011

    The main arguments used by the 'No to AV' campaign are, if taken to their logical conclusion, arguments against democracy. Every one of their leading arguments could be used an argument against holding elections at all.

  • 5 May 2011

    For the last 15 months, Ryan Gallagher has here been chronicling the debate around the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum for OurKingdom, the UK section of the groundbreaking openDemocracy website and forum.

  • 5 May 2011

    There was a tremendously good ‘Yes to Fairer Votes’ rally last night. We sat in the raked theatre of the Royal Institution where the great 19th century experiments were tested that opened the way to the modern era. Will we be so lucky with the British voting system?

  • 5 May 2011

    Fairer votes campaigners from all parties and none have called upon people across Britain to vote for improving politics and to reject negativity in today's AV poll.

  • 4 May 2011

    The US decision to site interceptor missiles at the Deveselu air base in Romania has triggered warnings from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

  • 4 May 2011

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain has voted to work with other churches against big companies which avoid paying tax to the detriment of the world's poor.

  • 3 May 2011

    The Salafi-jihadist movement is losing its recruitment pool in the Arab world, says Murad Batal al-Shishani, an Islamic groups and terrorism issues analyst. Al-Qaida and others' latest strategies look elsewhere, and the death of Osama Bin Laden will not affect these plans.