Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why is it taking so long to appoint a new Intelligence and Security Committee?

This post first appeared on the Democratic Audit blog in September 2017. The recent botched terrorist attack on a London tube train, following this summer’s attacks at London Bridge, Finsbury Park, and Manchester, have served to highlight the fact that … Continue reading

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General Election 2017: The Unwelcome Impact on the Work of the Intelligence and Security Committee

This post first appeared on the RUSI blog in May 2017. The announcement of a snap general election and the rapid conclusion of the shortest Parliament for more than 40 years have undoubtedly placed considerable strain on Westminster. Legislation has … Continue reading

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The disruptive impact of a snap general election on the work of the Intelligence and Security Committee

This post first appeared on the Democratic Audit blog in April 2017, and then on the Political Studies Association Parliaments Group blog in May 2017. Elections are a central and necessary feature of any democratic system. However, elections are also highly … Continue reading

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