The Too Difficult Box

University of East Anglia Visiting Professor Charles Clarke launched his new book called the Too Difficult Box this week. The box draws from lectures given at the University of East Anglia, which can be watched here:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/political-social-international-studies/events/too-difficult-box and via the public lectures available on Eastminster. Charles discussed his book on the…

It’s in the bag: Parliament could be better connected to the people through a petitions select committee

Alexandra Runswick, Director of Unlock Democracy, argues that setting up a petitions committee could help connect citizens to directly parliament. [one_half]What exactly is Parliament's role in public engagement as distinct from MPs connecting with their constituents? Should an MP always be the first port of call or should people be able to…