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Tuesday 03 May 2011
When Britain’s two main parties won over 90 per cent of the vote between them First Past the Post was a fair system that generally reflected the true political feelings of the nation.
Friday 29 April 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
The campaign for a Yes vote in next month's referendum on electoral reform received a boost today as a new poll suggested that 45 per cent of people intend to support a switch to the alternative vote (AV) system.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Thursday 31 March 2011
Burma's junta was officially disbanded yesterday after handing over power to a so-called civilian government, the latest phase of a transition to democracy that has been widely criticised as a sham.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Beijing is detaining or harassing droves of people it fears could stir unrest during the annual parliament session.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Councillors will have to vote in favour of awarding staff salaries of more than £100,000 under government plans announced yesterday.
Monday 31 January 2011
Monday 20 December 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
The Government plans to abandon one of the founding principles of the internet by letting service providers charge money for a "two-tier" service prioritising some websites.
Monday 11 October 2010
Kyrgyz voters cast their ballots yesterday to create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia in an election many hope can unite the country four months after the widespread bloodshed.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Rwanda's foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo had an unusually – for a politician – blunt answer when The Independent asked her about Victoire Ingabire's allegations this week.
Friday 25 June 2010
Totally must-read article in The Independent by Professor Robert Skidelsky (right), the ex-SDP, ex-Tory peer and biographer of John Maynard Keynes, on what “the master” would have made of the coalition Budget.
Saturday 19 June 2010
The chair of Westminster's new political reform watchdog has likened Parliament to an "emaciated dwarf" that needs to grow more muscles to stand up to the "800lb gorilla" of government.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Ethiopian prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling party has won a national election according to provisional results, the electoral board said yesterday – a victory that would extend his time in office to nearly 25 years.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness