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Growth Spurt Creates Alarm Over the House of (Many) Lords

Growth Spurt Creates Alarm Over the House of (Many) Lords | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
After the latest influx this summer, the House of Lords has 836 members, and 781 of them have the right to revise or delay legislation, question ministers and take part in debates.
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Billions in funding at risk as China freezes out David Cameron over Dalai Lama meeting | UK | News | Daily Express

Billions in funding at risk as China freezes out David Cameron over Dalai Lama meeting | UK | News | Daily Express | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
PRIME Minister David ­Cameron has been effectively barred from China because their government is so angry that he met the Dalai Lama.
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UK 'now has seven social classes'

UK 'now has seven social classes' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The largest-ever survey of social class, conducted by the BBC, suggests there are now seven social classes in the UK.
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interesting and fun look at social class in modern UK. Take the quiz! Class Calculator.

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Role of Welsh MPs could be limited

Role of Welsh MPs could be limited | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish MPs could see their roles limited if proposals to give English MPs more say on laws for England are brought in.
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Supreme Court holds secret hearing

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The UK's Supreme Court holds a hearing in secret for the first time in its history.
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The Falklands referendum: Loud and clear

The Falklands referendum: Loud and clear | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Not much suspense
ON MARCH 9th, as journalists and observers landed at the Royal Air Force base that doubles as the Falkland Islands’ only international airport, they were greeted by the word YES spelt out in Land Rovers.
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New Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned in UK

New Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned in UK | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Justin Welby sworn in as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, head of Church of England, and spiritual leader of Anglicans.
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Tribal Tories

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This is sort of "inside baseball" details about the Conservative Party, but it helps make sense out of why the coalition with the Lib Dems is shaky.
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Britain’s continental drift away from the European Union

Britain’s continental drift away from the European Union | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON –Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life.
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PM's 'tactical patience' over EU

PM's 'tactical patience' over EU | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron urges patience over eurozone economies' plans for closer financial union, instead of rushing to a referendum on the issue.
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UK to fight prisoner votes ruling

UK to fight prisoner votes ruling | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The prime minister tells MPs he will resist a European Court ruling to give prisoners the right to vote in UK elections.
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Rights groups criticize British queen's guest list for Jubilee monarchs' lunch - CNN.com

Rights groups criticize British queen's guest list for Jubilee monarchs' lunch - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Rights groups slam a lunch being hosted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday for including monarchs criticized over their countries' human rights records.
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BBC News - Scotland's future

BBC News - Scotland's future | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

Scotland's future... collection of articles, interactives, and topical explanations about Scotland's proposed independence.

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Machiavelli’s memorandum

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HALF a millennium ago this year Niccolo Machiavelli, a Florentine diplomat, issued a treatise, “The Prince”, setting out tactics for navigating a landscape not...
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Tax chief wants more transparency

Tax chief wants more transparency | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Leading UK tax expert John Dixon warns companies that they can no longer ignore public unease about tax avoidance.
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Salmond wants TV debate with Cameron

Salmond wants TV debate with Cameron | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
First Minister Alex Salmond says he is prepared to go head-to-head with Prime Minister David Cameron in a TV debate on Scottish independence.
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Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK

Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Exiled Russian tycoon and former Kremlin power-broker Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
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Over the Rubicon

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DAVID CAMERON, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband were full of cheer when they appeared together in Parliament on March 18th. Displaying a unity normally associated with...
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Thatcher papers show Falklands split

Thatcher papers show Falklands split | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Newly released papers from Margaret Thatcher's personal archive reveal senior Tories were initially sceptical about going to war over the Falklands.
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Scotland leads charge as Europe's separatists push for change - CNN.com

Scotland leads charge as Europe's separatists push for change - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, is fond of saying that when the United Nations was first formed in 1945, it had just 50 members. Today, he adds, that figure has risen to almost 200.
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Q&A: House of Lords reform

Q&A: House of Lords reform | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The government is promising to reform the House of Lords by making it mostly elected and slashing its size. But why is it doing so, what are the issues and why is there such strong opposition to change?
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PM rejects US-style civil service

PM rejects US-style civil service | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The prime minister says civil service reform plans are "radical" even though they will maintain the traditional British system.
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PM rebuked on 'idiot' Balls jibe

PM rebuked on 'idiot' Balls jibe | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron is rebuked for unparliamentary language after calling shadow chancellor Ed Balls a "muttering idiot".
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Bilingual public services plan

Bilingual public services plan | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Welsh speakers would be able to access fully bilingual public services if new plans outlined for the language are given the go-ahead.
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