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Useful Websites for Politics

The internet is full of information resources for you to use for your studies. However, it is VERY important that you use information from reputable sources only. The following are sources you may find it useful to use

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Gov.UK

Gov.UK

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Gov.UK

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The best place to find government services and information. Not only is this site good for finding out information about rules for personal use (for example, information on TV licences), it has a clear round-up of how government works in the United Kingdom.

New Internationalist

The New Internationalist reports on the issues of world poverty and inequality. Gives a different perspective on global politics from that found in many mainstream publications.

New Statesman

Authoritative weekly political, cultural and current affairs magazine with often  provocative and radical ideas. As well as the current magazine, the New Statesman website allows you to search for articles from the magazine archive.

Politics.co.uk

Impartial political website with no political affiliation.  The news section provides detailed coverage of what is happening in Westminster, the seat of UK government. Has a comment section which brings together different perspectives on controversial issues. Also has some basic guides to how parliament works, explaining every step of the political process .

The Guardian

Online version of The Guardian, the British daily national newspaper which is useful for its political discussion. A limited archive of older items from the paper is also available. For a different political  perspective, look at The Times: this is available in print form only in the Learning Centre

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UK Parliament Website

UK Parliament Website

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Official website for UK Parliament with information on how parliament works, latest news and topics currently under debate. A great starting point for discovering how the British electoral system works.