Bedroom tax

An overview of the bedroom tax, the rules surrounding it, its impact, the motivation behind the policy, the opposition made to it, and successful legal challenges in the courts.Read More
Business rates

Business rates

An overview of UK business rates, how they operate, what they raise, the different aspects of business rate relief, arguments around the system, and suggestions for reform.Read More


Brook is the only national charity to offer a holistic approach to improving young people’s sexual health and wellbeing. Each year Brook supports hundreds of thousands of young people through its unique combination of clinical services, education and wellbeing programmes, training, and advocacy work. Brook also delivers all age services, ensuring whole communities can benefit...Read More
Tony Blair delivers his tenth and final new year's message

Tony Blair

Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007, Tony Blair is the only Labour leader to have won three consecutive General Elections. As Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, he has started to become more active again on the broadcast media in recent times.Read More
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British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)

Founded in 1908, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), formerly the Wildfowlers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland (WAGBI), is the largest fieldsports organisation in the UK. It campaigns to protect and promote country shooting and conservation. Country shooting includes live quarry shooting of game, wildfowl and the management of pest species. Today...Read More

Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) is a trade union of workers in the food industry. It was founded in 1847, in Manchester, by a group of Journeymen Bakers.  The next year, the organisation began to operate on a national level, and became the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers. In 1861 it played a...Read More

Baker, Duncan

Conservative MP for Norfolk North. Former accountant and Finance Director. North Norfolk Councillor. Former member of UKIP.Read More

Bus passes

An overview of free bus passes for pensioners, how the system works, who it benefits, and the arguments being made for its retention and reform.Read More

Bus lanes

A quick overview of bus lanes, how they operate, the penalties involved, and the case made for and against their introduction.Read More

BBC Bias

An overview of the various accusations of political bias made against the BBC, including the history of the claims, and the various different forms they take.Read More
badger culling

Badger Culling

An overview of badger culling, its history, the arguments made by farmers groups around bovine tb, and the opposition case made by animal welfare campaigners.Read More

Brabin, Tracy

Tracy Brabin is no longer a Member of Parliament.  This page has not been updated since 2015. Tracy Brabin is‌ ‌the‌ Labour MP‌ ‌for Batley and Spen‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ a 2016 by-election, after the murder of the former Labour MP, Jo Cox. The Batley and Spen constituency ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌...Read More
Byron Davies MP

Byron Davies

Byron Davies, Conservative MP for Gower Read More
Ben Howlett MP

Ben Howlett

Ben Howlett, Conservative MP for BathRead More
Bishop of Chester: "my first-hand experience of pornography is very limited"


There are 26 Bishops from the Church of England (the Lords Spiritual) who currently have an automatic right to sit in the House of Lords. Alongside, the Vatican and Iran, the UK is one of just three countries in the world, where "clerics" are automatically entitled to participate in law making.Read More