Ben Worthy

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    Corbyn could become the successful rebel head of an anti-establishment party

Corbyn could become the successful rebel head of an anti-establishment party

Jeremy Corbyn’s critics suppose that his status as an outsider, somewhat outside the mainstream of his parliamentary party, may mean that he has a short life span as Leader, but as Benjamin Worthy argues, these attributes served the likes of Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Thatcher. 

‘Have no fear’ said Churchill of Eden’s successor when Anthony Eden resigned in 1938 […]

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    ‘Cash for access’ scandal: What impact will Miliband’s proposals have on MPs and the public?

‘Cash for access’ scandal: What impact will Miliband’s proposals have on MPs and the public?

Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind, two senior MPs were snared in a sting by the Telegraph in which they appeared to offer access for cash. The Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband has responded by calling for stringent new limits on MPs extra earnings and work. In this article, Ben Worthy investigates the practicalities of Miliband’s proposals and asks whether they will increase trust in […]

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    The Maria Miller imbroglio shows that the MPs expenses system is beset by complexity and political meddling

The Maria Miller imbroglio shows that the MPs expenses system is beset by complexity and political meddling

The Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned following a controversy over her expenses. She is the latest in a series of politicians to brought to heel over expenses since 2009, when the original scandal was triggered by the Daily Telegraph’s investigations into exactly what MPs were claiming for. Ben Worthy argues that the Miller imbroglio illustrates that the system […]

Despite the uphill battle in extending Freedom of Information to companies doing public work, the open data movement is already beginning to hold many of them to account.

Despite initial opposition, Freedom of Information is one of the more successful government policies of the last decade. Now, many believe that it is time for the Act to be extended to private companies doing work for public bodies. Ben Worthy argues that while this is not proving to be easy, many Open Data initiatives are already allowing the public […]

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