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Better Democracy

In 2022, the Government pushed through several new laws giving them more power to limit the freedoms of ordinary people and act with even less accountability.

We are already seeing the consequences. Peaceful protesters are serving prison sentences, journalists have been arrested for reporting on them, vulnerable people are being held in disease-ridden detention centres and in three months we have had three different Prime Ministers without a general election.

And they aren’t finished. The Government is progressing yet more legislation that aims to break international law and reduce standards and protections for everyone in the UK. They are chipping away at our democracy. Don’t let them get away with it.

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  • Blog

    Better Democracy: Accountable Power. Fair Elections. Equal Voices.

    Democracy in the UK should work for all those who have a stake in the future of our country.  No vote should be considered wasted. Scrutiny of those in power is vital for our democracy.

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  • News

    The Fight Continues: Right to peaceful protest still threatened as Policing Bill returns to the Lords

    In the early hours of this morning, the Government used it’s 80 seat majority to reject an amendment to the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill aimed at protecting people’s right to peaceful protest around the Houses of Parliament.

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  • DONATE: Donate: Fight back against unaccountable politicians and the erosion of our democracy

    UPDATE - 23 March: Elections Bill Lords Committee Stage comes to a close The Elections Bill has just finished its Committee Stage in the House of Lords - and things are looking up. Thanks to all your campaigning on this issue, we are in a good position for the Report...

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Campaign News

Are we heading for 1997 again? This time the legacy of a Labour win can be lasting The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: another dampener for democracy A 'seismic shift' for UK politics as Labour Conference backs proportional representation Never mind the ballots: How Britain’s electoral system is cheating all the King’s men and women Britain Can’t Wait: Labour heavyweights back campaign to modernise UK elections The Blue Shift: Back-to-back broadcasts have amplified extreme Tory views Tory leadership race hits new transparency low as frontrunners pull plug on live debate Labour movement to back electoral reform Urgent need to remove Johnson regime as Lords fail to prevent him seizing control of elections watchdog Government defeated as Lords vote to protect independence of elections regulator New polling: Public rejects PM’s power grab as peers vote on independence of Elections watchdog New polling: Public rejects PM’s power grab as peers to vote on independence of Elections watchdog Elections Bill - briefing to MPs 25.04.22 Best for Britain pressures Government into concessions on undemocratic Elections Bill Amending the Elections Bill: update from the House of Lords The West must make sure Xi Jinping is never tempted to walk Putin’s path Elections Bill Lord's Committee Stage Briefing The Fight Continues: Right to peaceful protest still threatened as Policing Bill returns to the Lords Policing Bill Clause 58 - briefing MPs to vote on peaceful protests at Parliament after heavy government defeat in the Lords Electoral Commission in extraordinary rebuke to Government Naomi Smith's speech at the Elections Bill protest Elections Bill Briefing Best for Britain defeats Government on protest ban NEW POLL: Parliament Square protests should be saved Peers set to vote on peaceful protest rights: public says KEEP THEM Under Attack: Peaceful Protest in Parliament Square Best for Britain tackle ban on protests outside parliament January will be a crossroads for our democracy. We must remain vigilant. This government’s agenda isn’t just anti-democratic, it’s anti-Conservative too Is the Elections Bill the end of electoral pacts in Britain? Elections Bill passes its second reading - but there’s still more work to do Elections Bill branded ‘power grab’ by charities, unions and campaigners Find out more about the Elections Bill Last chance saloon for UK democracy Unholy trinity of bills is a democratic crisis MPs must work together to reject "illiberal" voter ID plans Conservative MPs must oppose "deeply illiberal" Policing Bill An assault on our democracy Campaign success as Policing Bill is delayed while Government rethinks its position Of Davids and Goliaths: The perils of politicians drunk on power Crowdfunder launched tonight to fight Policing Bill Scrutiny, accountability and the neutering of Parliament NEW POLL: Government 'in deep trouble with voters' over plan to break law on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Poll warning: Government 'in deep trouble with voters' over plan to break law on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Govt minister's 'illegal' admission means Conservatives are no longer the party of law and order

STOP THE NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL BILL

Tell Rishi Sunak not to break international law. 

Tell this Government to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and get back to the negotiating table.

The UK Government is pushing ahead with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. The Northern Ireland Protocol is part of the post-Brexit agreement with the EU to make sure trade and goods can still travel between the UK and EU through Northern Ireland and prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland. 

This Bill will unilaterally pull Britain out of the post-Brexit agreement. An agreement the UK freely entered into just two years ago. This is a huge violation of international law, and a massive betrayal of trust by the UK Government. They’re putting us on the path to a trade war with the EU in the midst of a cost of living crisis and damaging the UK’s international standing at the same time. 

It threatens British democracy, giving ministers power to back out of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU without renegotiation and change laws without a proper debate in Parliament.

This Bill needs to be opposed to protect Britain's reputation in the world and to stop the government accumulating more power to change laws on its own. 

Sign the petition to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill today and urge the UK's leaders to get back to negotiations with the EU, to act in good faith and not break international law.

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The UK Government is pushing ahead with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. The Northern Ireland Protocol is part of the post-Brexit agreement with the EU to make sure trade and goods can still travel between the UK and EU through Northern Ireland and prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland. 

This Bill will unilaterally pull Britain out of the post-Brexit agreement. An agreement the UK freely entered into just two years ago. This is a huge violation of international law, and a massive betrayal of trust by the UK Government. They’re putting us on the path to a trade war with the EU in the midst of a cost of living crisis and damaging the UK’s international standing at the same time. 

It threatens British democracy, giving ministers power to back out of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU without renegotiation and change laws without a proper debate in Parliament.

This Bill needs to be opposed to protect Britain's reputation in the world and to stop the government accumulating more power to change laws on its own. 

Sign the petition to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill today and urge the UK's leaders to get back to negotiations with the EU, to act in good faith and not break international law.