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Feature: Is Twitter dumbing down politics?

Politics may be moving into the digital age, but can serious political debate really take place in just 140 characters? By Jenny Kerwood On a rainy December morning I decided to deliver leaflets for a local political party to experience a traditional form of door-to-door campaigning. But while doing so I couldn’t help but think… Read more »

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Harry Cohen MP must apologise to MPs
Labour MP must apologise for ‘serious’ expenses breach

By Alex Stevenson Labour backbencher Harry Cohen has become the first MP to lose his £65,000 resettlement allowance after committing a “particularly serious breach” of expenses rules. The Leyton and Wanstead MP, who is standing down at the next election, will also be forced to apologise to the Commons in person after abusing MPs’ second… Read more »

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