There are still 91 hereditary peers voting on our laws – and they face even less scrutiny than those appointed for life.
There are fears lax rules could allow unfettered cash to flood in to UK politics from abroad
More than 100,000 voters could be turned away at the next General Election according to one forecast
Increasing the amount political parties can spend on general elections is another warning sign for British democracy
Climate-conscious voters are locked out by our ‘winner-takes-all’ electoral system, a new report finds
The new Foreign Secretary and peer was involved in one of the biggest lobbying scandals of recent years
If the UK’s First Past the Post electoral system can’t deliver its supposed advantages, why we are continuing with it?
The United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group believes there is evidence of a desire by some politicians to wholly bypass democracy
Susan Hall says the protest should have been “refused” permission – but the PM now says they have the right to march
The crafting of ‘ceasefire’ marches as a transgression of Remembrance Sunday looks like a throwback to a top-down colonial mindset, argues Suriyah Bi
The Government rejected a cross party Lords recommendation that political advertising should be regulated according to factual accuracy. The former chair of the Select Committee wonders why
We know very little about the funding for many of the UK’s leading think tanks – but a new report sheds some light
Those in America looking for a way out of the toxic Trumpian cycle should look to Poland as a starting point
“A Legal Officer’s duty is to apply the law, not to interfere with the editorial decisions of a free press,” standards body Impress said in a letter to the Government.
From the Lobbying Act to condemnation of peaceful campaigners by Government figures, free speech has been thoroughly degraded, the authors argue
The 2006 film set in a dystopian London of the future has much to say about modern Britain – especially the ‘doom loop’ trapping younger generations, writes Matt Gallagher
This is the last time you’ll ever know about ex-MPs who lobby for nuclear, gambling and energy industries visiting Parliament – because Jacob Rees Mogg had all the data destroyed
Compass director Neal Lawson described the situation in Nadine Dorries’ seat as “madness”.
The Liberal Democrats have set out proposals for overhauling UK democracy, our Chief Reporter writes from Bournemouth.
An approach to foreign influence that relies on identifying particular state threats risks shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, writes Tom Griffin
Trudi Warner faces up to two years in prison for contempt of court. Now activists across the country are copying her action in solidarity
China has emerged as a greater threat than Russia, despite Ukraine. In the New Cold War, China is richer, more populous, and the dominant power pitted against the West
The study suggests that those groups less likely to vote Conservative were more likely to be turned away
Political distrust has often “been the first step in a sequence of autocratisation, resulting in the breakdown of democracy itself” the report notes.
The party is “misleading voters into believing what they are reading is the work of local journalists from independent publications”
Something even worse than government run by politicians is government run by politics, writes AC Grayling