Friday, 23 January 2015

Newsnight's Evan Davis grills George Osborne


Evan Davis interviews UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on his economic plans for the country over the next 5 years. Feel free to comment on how you feel about his arguments


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Prime Minister's Questions: 14 January 2015

Cameron & Miliband trade insults over TV debates


PMQ's 

Cameron - Miliband from 2 minutes

Monday, 12 January 2015

St John's opinion poll & the latest national polls


Using your nom de plume, write the party you are likely to vote for in the school mock election in the comments box below. Here are the latest national polls.







Conservative
Green
Labour
Liberal Democrat
UKIP
Other


Write you answer in the comments box & try to include at least one sentence justifying your choice 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Who is in the Cabinet ??? Prime Minster and Cabinet

It is vital that you know the main characters in the current Cabinet. Use the link below to ensure that you know the main characters (including a mix of Lib-Dems) and record the number of women & Oxbridge educated

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19475248


Once you have learnt this test your knowledge of the Cabinet (and TV Politicians in this Channel 4 test)

http://www.channel4.com/news/new-cabinet-minister-or-tv-politician-take-the-quiz

The importance of Party Leaders? Prime Minister & Cabinet

This is a good article from the BBC on the role that party leaders play at election time; worth consdering when considering whether we are moving from PM to Presidential style within the executive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30430976

Prime Minister's Questions: 7 January 2015

Cameron accuses Miliband of seeking to 'weaponise’ the NHS during election


Cameron versus Miliband from 2.28

A2 Politics independent research task: Feminism


Political ideologies




After you have read the article, leave a reply in the comment box focusing on some of the following questions;
  1. Is this an effective form of protest? If so why?
  2. How could it be justified as part of the feminist tradition?
  3. Why do you think they used such a controversial style of protest?
  4. Do they contribute to the exploitation of women’s bodies in the media, rather than critiquing it?
  5. Do their methods obscure their message?




Studying Prime Ministers: Gordon Brown Where Did It All Go Wrong

 Andrew Rawnsley, the award-winning broadcaster, assesses Gordon Brown's first year as Prime Minister.

The programme features exclusive interviews with Cabinet Ministers, politicians, intimates and opponents who reveal how Gordon Brown reacted to the challenges of moving from No 11 to No 10.

For AS unit 1 students - pressure groups

If this was applied to the UK what would be the effect on popular protest? Would it damage democracy & if so why?