political parties

  • 28 Oct 2011

    The Occupy protests, environmental movements and civic revolutions across the world are suggesting that there is a whole world of politics available outwith the narrow party perspectives that still dominate the electoral machinery of Western democracies, says Simon Barrow. Party posturing is looking increasingly irrelevant. A spirit of change is in the air.

  • 17 Sep 2011

    A new poll by the Committee on Standards in Public Life indicates widespread public mistrust towards major donors to political parties.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    One of the Church of Scotland’s most senior ministers has challenged the parties contending the 5 May elections not to hide their policy proposals.

  • 18 Sep 2010

    Leaders and representatives of five Church organisations meet with politicians and activists at the three largest party conferences this autumn.

  • 9 Jul 2010

    The reform group Unlock Democracy has said that the question of how political parties are funded is a "ticking time bomb" for the UK parliament.

  • 14 Apr 2010

    As the latest opinion polls show a narrowing election lead for the Tories, political reform campaigners are launching a bold "Hang 'Em - until they change" initiative.

  • 22 Feb 2010

    Politics and personality have always been intertwined in the modern era, says Simon Barrow. The increasing glitz and media saturation makes it even more necessary to look past image towards substance - as in religion, too.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    Once in a generation, people get a chance to make radical and significant changes to the country's political fabric, says Power 2010. This is such a time.

  • 3 Feb 2010

    The United Reformed Church has contacted its leaders and congregations, reminding them of its long standing opposition to extreme right-wing and racist political parties, and urging them to disavow parties that support racial discrimination.

  • 22 Dec 2009

    The historic news that the leaders of Britain's three main political parties will for the first time take part in a series of televised debates at the next general election has been mired in accusations that they have 'stitched up democracy' for their own benefit.