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Isle of Man: World’s oldest parliament goes online

Parliaments around the world are looking at new ways to conduct business during the Coronavirus crisis. We’d like to thank the Hon. Juan Watterson, Speaker of the Isle of Man’s House of Keys for taking...

Posted 06 Apr 2020

The Tynwald on the Isle of Man

ERS in the Press – March 2020

These are difficult and uncertain times, with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most normal activity in politics and across the country this month. Despite the disruption, we’ve been campaigning the most democratic and safe Parliamentary...

Posted 06 Apr 2020

pile of newspapers

How other parliaments are handling the coronavirus outbreak

The scale of the coronavirus challenge is almost unprecedented in modern Britain. It also presents enormous new challenges for how democracy operates amid a pandemic. This week, the Cabinet met for the first time without...

Posted 01 Apr 2020

New Zealand has set up a new select committee, chaired by the Leader of the Opposition, to scrutinise government decisions

The ERS, democracy and the coronavirus crisis

ERS staff are, as you would imagine, working from home, and our events and meetings have all been postponed. While the office is closed, we’re still keeping up our work remotely (do contact if...

Posted 24 Mar 2020