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    I know very little about British politics since I've never had any particular need to get involved with it and until now nothing has ever sparked an interest. You could say I'm completely ignorant as far as politics is concerned.

    However since I'm now studying law and became old enough to vote last year I'd like to learn more about its workings and the different political parties.

    What would be a good way of getting to grips with the basics? Any good websites to recommend? Recommend books too if you want, I might buy one online if the price is right.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=political
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    I know very little about British politics since I've never had any particular need to get involved with it and until now nothing has ever sparked an interest. You could say I'm completely ignorant as far as politics is concerned.

    However since I'm now studying law and became old enough to vote last year I'd like to learn more about its workings and the different political parties.

    What would be a good way of getting to grips with the basics? Any good websites to recommend? Recommend books too if you want, I might buy one online if the price is right.
    Hi! Welcome to the UK Politics subforum. :awesome:

    You could try "vote for policies", which quizzes you by giving you policy sets from different parties and you choose the one you like the most. :yep:

    It should appear if you Google it. :ninja:

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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    I know very little about British politics since I've never had any particular need to get involved with it and until now nothing has ever sparked an interest. You could say I'm completely ignorant as far as politics is concerned.

    However since I'm now studying law and became old enough to vote last year I'd like to learn more about its workings and the different political parties.

    What would be a good way of getting to grips with the basics? Any good websites to recommend? Recommend books too if you want, I might buy one online if the price is right.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2279560

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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    However since I'm now studying law and became old enough to vote last year
    Hot. Take your innocence you say?

    Edit: Worthwhile reading all you can about the Great War, the Second World War, Attlee, the Heath-Wilson duel, Thatcher, the Falklands and Tony Blair. Between those subjects, you'll get a very good grounding indeed in British politics.

    In fact, I'll post a couple of links to documentaries that are worthwhile. They'll probably give you a good grounding, and from there start reading



    And

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYNcLJWylWU
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    Thanks all for the feedback! I'll check out what you've offered here.

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    Maybe try the 'political compass'? it asks you questions and will tell you about your political stance via the answers that you give
 
 
 
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