Political Scandals

Time to Change the Rules on Second Jobs for MPs

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

So far all this scandal has done is reinforce the perception that many politicians are more interested in making money that representing their constituents. There needs to be fundamental change. At the very least, if second jobs are to be allowed then the taxpayer should not be expected to subsidise them as well.

Can Democracy Defeat Political Apathy?

Robert Barrington | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

Why did the Jeremy Paxman and Russell Brand Newsnight interview go viral last week? Whichever side you take, it is unarguable that Brand struck a chord regarding the public mistrust of Parliament and apathy about politics in general. Can the UK's political class turn this around?

Lobbyists Register: Make It Meaningful or Don't Bother

Gavin Devine | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Nearly a week has passed since the latest 'lobbying scandal' broke; and it's taken that long for my bile to subside. Not that I'm feeling particularly bilious about the alleged miscreants. No, what made me most nauseous was the cynical response of our political masters.

(PHOTOS) From Bisexuality To Bribes: Top Ten Political Scandals

Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress and Felicty Morse | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

The resignation of Peter Cruddas as Tory party-co-treasurer is arguably the biggest scandal to rock the coalition since it was formed two years ago - ...

Political Scandals - When do Voters Condemn Politicians?

YouGov-Cambridge | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics
YouGov-Cambridge

People are rarely objective. This is particularly true when it comes to what we think of politics and politicians.

(PHOTOS) From Bisexuality To Bribes: Top Ten Political Scandals

Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress and Felicty Morse | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Politics

The resignation of Peter Cruddas as Tory party-co-treasurer is arguably the biggest scandal to rock the coalition since it was formed two years ago - ...