Keeping track of this lot eroding democracy and accountability
This is quite some list. An aide-memoire to the horrors already well on their way to implementation.
Plans to constrain the Electoral Commission:
Voter suppression via Voter ID
Gerrymandering the borders to get TEN extra Tory seats
Police Bill to ban peaceful protest
Changing Mayor voting system to favour a Tory Mayor
Unelected ministers in government
Mates in the House of Lords
Review of the judiciary and judicial review to absolve the government
Illegally prorogued parliament
Suppressing investigative journalists via a “national security” act – up to 14 years in prison
Boycotting critical media
Selling off Channel 4 (because they are not propaganda puppets…Ed)
Plans to curb crowdfunding for projects like the Good Law Project
Plans to increase the spending limit for election campaigns – which will favour the Tories.
Smaller parties simply don’t have the millions for campaign funds.
Election dates – removing the decision from parliament and handing over the power to the prime minister
Secret club that advises government
Elections Bill – organising tactical voting will be a criminal act.
Originally tweeted by Russell England (@RussellEngland) on 31/07/2021, with some modification.