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British Politics for Dummies

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allthatnonsense Sun 17-Jul-16 19:32:08

Could anyone recommend reading material for a crash course in politics please?
I have an awareness based on watching the news, listening to the radio and social media. I feel that this is lacking and patchy.
I would like a solid understanding of our political systems, parties and their policies.

Donthate Sun 17-Jul-16 19:42:37

Have a look at

If you want more in depth understanding you could get an alevel politics text book for background then keep up to date with the news.

concertplayer Sun 17-Jul-16 20:08:12

Your local college may have an evening class or something to go to
(easier than doing alone)
our system is based on a one man/woman vote in a Parliamentary
two house Democracy. Lords are not directly voted for but can veto any new Law made by Commons except taxation/ financial.
There is also a BBC Channel where you watch live debates.
Some of the House of Lords debates are really interesting as there
are some very life/professionally experienced people in there.
With House of C you never know to some extent whether they really
believe in their policies or are just vote catching

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