What's in the news?
What shenanigans are politicians up to this week?
Are the Tory backbenchers going to force an early EU referendum?
Questions to consider :
- Why are Labour adding so many amendments to the bill?
- What is the difference between a Private Members bill and a Government bill?
- Should the UK have a referendum on our membership of the EU? If so, when?
Brand vs Webb - Should we stop voting in order to bring about changes to our political system?
In response to this, Robert Webb (of Peep Show fame as well as all of those Movie Mistake programmes) wrote an article that disagreed with Brand's view. Read it here - http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/russell-brand-robert-webb-choosing-vote-most-british-kind-revolution-there
The question is, which one of them (if either) is right? Is our system so broken that we do indeed need a 'revolution'? Or do we need to get involved more and stop our apathy in order to bring about any positive change?