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How can voter turnout in the UK be increased?

The UK is heading towards a General Election next May, and internationally speaking we have pretty low voter turnout for our general elections. In the last such election in 2010 voter turnout was 65.1%, and that was an increase compared to 2005 and 2001 where turnout was around 60%.

Is Britain heading towards being a police state?

For anyone from an authoritarian regime the idea that Britain might be heading towards being a police state might seem absurd, yet that is the suggestion of Sir Peter Fahy.

Is decentralisation the way forward for activism?

There were demonstrations in more than 400 cities as part of the Million Mask March. In London while much of the march was peaceful clashes with police near Buckingham Palace led to 15 demonstrators being arrested.

Is the UK turning to the right?

Last Thursday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) did very well in two by-elections. It won its first MP in Clacton upon Sea and ran Labour very close in Heywood and Middleton.

For or against the ‘big society’?

The Conservative party cant seem to decide whether it likes charities or not.

Conservatives to ‘Abolish youth unemployment’

At the start of the Conservative party conference David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, declared his intention, if his party wins the next election in May, to abolish youth unemployment. [Quote=David Cameron] At heart I want us effectively to abolish youth unemployment.

Scotland votes to keep the Union

Scotland referendum: Can you trust the opinion polls?

(Scottish Government Referendum Consultation Press Conference - CCBYNC 2.0)

Scottish independence debate

Second entry by Colin, unfortunately I forgot to publish this at the time:

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