Lord Malloch-Brown
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Former UN Deputy-Secretary General and UK Foreign Minister. Chairman of Smartmatic, a global voting technology company

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Britain's Outdated Voting System Risks Leaving Millions Voiceless in the EU Referendum

(13) Comments | Posted 1 June 2016 | (00:00)

The EU referendum is arguably the most important British vote in a generation. The outcome, which will have far reaching consequences for the country, is on a knife-edge. Yet our old-fashioned voting system risks silencing whole groups of voters who deserve to have their say.

Participation in UK elections...

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Answering the Call to Improve America's Voting Experience

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2016 | (15:36)

Last month, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address.

His speech focused on the nation's most pressing issues, including strengthening democracy. Before Congress, guests and the American people President Obama called for making voting easier, not harder, for all Americans.

In a little noticed part...

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If We Are Going to Engage Young People in Our Country's Democratic Dialogue We Need to Modernise Our Voting System, Not Just Our Voting Laws

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2015 | (14:11)

This week, a relatively small majority of MPs blocked a proposal from the House of Lords to extend the right to vote in the EU referendum to 16 and 17 year olds. It was a bit of an aberrant decision. Usually the discussion is about about how to get the...

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The UK's Voting System Is Failing Our Democracy, It's Time to Modernise

(21) Comments | Posted 16 May 2015 | (00:00)

A General Election apparently on a knife edge. A political map about to be radically re-drawn. The main parties moving further apart on basic economic strategy with the future of Scotland, and therefore the Union, as well as Britain's place in Europe at stake. Even the most exciting electoral battleground...

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Still Searching for the Big Idea

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (13:53)

As a party weary Davos stumbles into its final day it is still in search of its Big Idea, or for that matter Big Country for 2013. As predicted with many Asian and American politicians staying home, European leaders like punch drunk boxers who have gone too many rounds occupied...

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Davos Beneath the Headlines

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (08:05)

Yesterday my FTI Consulting colleagues were involved in reporting back on two projects we had been involved in the run up to Davos. One was a study of wellness in the workplace. Just what is best practice in terms of keeping employees healthy. Over the lunch at which company health...

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Davos Prides Itself on Looking Forward

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (08:58)

Davos prides itself on looking forward. This year bad luck in the political calendar has left it looking back. A leadership transition in China, recent elections in South Korea and Japan and the early stages of campaigning in India have left Asia with a muted political voice at this Davos....

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Davos Man Doesn't Live In a Closed Word

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (09:47)

Davos has started. And the search is on again for what will be the defining new wisdom to emerge from this year's rash of seminars, lectures, parties and closed meetings in the Swiss mountain town. Last year it was the apparently terminally sick Euro (which has proved a rude survivor)...

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