The UK Supreme Court has decided on Brexit by an 8-3 majority that Theresa May's government cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliamen...
Our withdrawal from the EU will, in some respects, define at least the next decade in Britain's future. It will have an effect on businesses, schools, our ability to attract talent to our universities, our wealth, productivity and international relations. I hope the Government will respect the role of Parliament and provide for proper scrutiny and challenge.
If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.
We've got this wonderful thing called democracy, but only some of us seem to be using it. In the EU referendum, only 64% of young people felt the urge...
The fact is that cultural and systemic barriers remain for women in our politics. Unless we address those barriers our politicians will not be representative of the people they serve and our politics will be all the worse for it.
Could Parliament still block Brexit? The answer is undoubtedly Yes. On 3 November 2016 the High Court decided that Theresa May needs Parliament's consent before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the EU.
The primary and obvious argument against lowering the voting age is that 16 year olds are simply not sufficiently mature, or knowledgeable enough about politics, to be able to make decisions that have substantial impact on the future of the country
The military victory for Assad is now pretty much assured. The election of Trump will turn the US position on Assad from ambivalence to open support, ensuring a political victory as well. The sad reality is the new warmth in US/Russian relations will be consummated with Assad's victory against his own people.
In June 2012, the UK government signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention. But years later it still has yet to ratify the convention, which would bring into legal force measures, among others, requiring the UK to protect from and prevent violence against women, and to prosecute perpetrators who are nationals or resident in the UK - wherever they commit the act of violence... The longer the government drags its feet on ratifying the Istanbul Convention, the longer it seems to send the message that it is happier to pay lip service to the problem than actually taking concrete steps to solve it.
The government must tell Parliament what they aim to achieve. Parliament must be allowed to do its job in scrutinising that. And the people ultimately must be allowed to have their say on the final deal reached. Surely that is what "taking back control" was all about.
We frequently meet people who find themselves making tough decisions like going hungry so their children can have a hot meal, or turning off the heating so they can keep the lights on for a little longer. We want to make sure that policymakers hear from the experiences of real people on the knife-edge of poverty.
OK, so you're not an MP but you do have an MP. Do you believe transgender equality is important? Then now is the time to make a difference.
Imagine if the referendum had gone the other way and people had voted to stay in the EU. Imagine further that the Government had said "right now we've a mandate to join the euro and the Schengen agreement". All hell would have broken loose, because of course that was not the question on the ballot paper.
On Thursday, the High Court ruled that Parliament must vote on whether Article 50 should be triggered, much to the dismay of the government and many leave campaigners. Newspapers have been full of sensationalised claims calling the ruling a disgrace and 'elitist', yet what most journalists fail to understand is that this was not a judgment on Brexit, but a ruling on Parliamentary Sovereignty.
For any democracy to work the rules have to be clear. They also have to be abided by. The support of a non-binding referendum is not enough to override the existing constitution.
"The judges were clearly politically motivated in the decision they came to and are trying to undermine our democracy". No. No, no, no, a million times no. The judgement was made on a point of pure UK constitutional law. Not their opinions.