Published jointly by Spinwatch and Unlock Democracy, ‘Lobbyists: Brexit’s Biggest Beneficiaries’, details how Brexit has been a boon to lobbyists working behind the scenes to influence the process.
Joint submission with Spintwatch to Committee on Standards in Public Life’s consultation on local government ethical standards.
The Palace of Westminster is famously in need of renovation at the moment, and I can’t help but feel that the dilapidated building with leaking pipes and mice running around is an appropriate symbol for the state of our broken politics.
In the wake of Theresa May’s deal being rejected, it’s anybody’s guess what happens next. What is clear is that if want to heal the divisions cast wide open by Brexit, and address the root causes that drove a majority of voters to support leaving the EU, we need to embark on a democratic revolution.
Brexit has left the UK’s political system and future mired in uncertainty. But it has also made one thing exceptionally clear: that the UK’s constitutional settlement does not protect the democratic functions it is assumed to serve and is no longer fit for purpose in a modern democracy.
Brexit Britain needs is a rebooted democracy, and new polling by Unlock Democracy and YouGov shows that the public agrees.