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A pluralist society? Only if you have 200k!

Clearly Peter Cruddas isn’t the only one offering access for cash, but he’s been caught…you can use this example in an essay on political power… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17504798

Power of the media?

A good article from the BBC today looking at the media influence on politics and which leaders are selected http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17399310

So after parliamentary ping pong, the government wins…Quelle surprise!

The BBC link takes up the story of the Welfare Reform Bill, returned to the Commons seven times by the Lords. As ever a determined government prevails… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17204301

UUP leader resigns as party goes deeper into the abyss…

** ‘I was undermined’ says Elliott ** Ulster Unionist leader Tom Elliott accuses some members of his party of blatantly undermining him and feeding “lies” to the press.

KONY

My students actually alerted me to this. It has great implications for political power. Watch the video at the end of this post. It has 55m youtube hits. People can really make a difference through social media and this is evidenced in obama’s action (albeit mediocre) against Kony. It poses more questions than answers. Will … Continue reading

People power? Examining the impact of social media….

A great link below. It’s American politics but it’s a terrific example for A2 2: political power. Has social media given “the people” more power to directly challenge elites? It seems like it… Read on… ** Can Limbaugh survive advertiser boycott? ** Rush Limbaugh’s repeated apologies to a female student over “slut” jibe has not … Continue reading