Reflections on 10 years at Demos

After 10 years at Demos – in normal human years that’s half a century – I’ll be stepping down as…

Posted by Suzie on January 11th, 2019

Alex Krasodomski-Jones takes the CASM reins

It’s exciting as it is daunting to be taking the reins at CASM. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on…

Posted by Suzie on January 11th, 2019

It’s no good embracing medical technology without listening to doctors

Cold means crisis for our health service. As the temperature falls, the pressure on the NHS rises. But the secretary of state’s…

Posted by Suzie on January 8th, 2019

Liberals must embrace the radical political economy of land

Liberals everywhere are struggling, not least because of their image as unambitious defenders of the status quo. Could the radical…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on December 17th, 2018

Want to tackle loneliness? Invest in a society of readers

Last month saw the publication of the Government’s first loneliness strategy, following the appointment of…

Posted by Tom Hashemi on November 9th, 2018

Why Britain needs a progressive VAT

Much is unfair in Britain today. But one of our country’s most enduringly unjust features is the poor’s clobbering by…

Posted by Tom Hashemi on November 26th, 2018

“We need to explore radical new ways to raise revenue” – Alan Lockey responds to yesterday’s Budget

Austerity, at least in terms of the overall spending envelope, is over. However, this will not mean the end of cuts –…

Posted by Suzie on October 30th, 2018

The Carers’ Covenant: why we are calling on the Government to introduce a bold new policy agenda for carers

Everyone knows social care desperately needs to change but there is little agreement of how. It comes as no surprise then that…

Posted by Suzie on December 6th, 2018

A nation of persuadables: politics and campaigning in the age of data

A few days ago, I found myself talking to a woman I had just met, running through a list of facts about…

Posted by Suzie on November 13th, 2018

We at Demos were devastated to hear of the death of our good friend and former Trustee, Kieran Brett, who passed away…

Posted by Suzie on December 4th, 2018

What does a new personalised era of campaigning mean for democracy?

A decade ago, there was one phrase we heard time and again, whether in a focus group, online or on question time…

Posted by Suzie on November 22nd, 2018

Fanning the flames: why we need a new approach to the misinformation crisis

In today’s political landscape, online misinformation is treated like any other lie: someone tells a lie, the lie spreads, someone…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on November 22nd, 2018

Chuka Umunna MP – How do we end serious youth violence?

Chuka Umunna MP’s speech delivered at an event hosted by Demos in Brixton on Tuesday 21st August 2018

Introduction

 This evening I…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on August 21st, 2018

From Whitehall To Town Hall – A Vision For England After Brexit

This week Jeremy Corbyn was labelled a protectionist, an economic nationalist and even a Donald Trump impersonator for arguing that there…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on July 26th, 2018

Tech is radically reshaping political campaigning: regulators must catch up

This week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published their review into political parties’ use of data, along with a £500k…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on July 12th, 2018

Tackling cybercrime: why we need more women in Big Tech and government

The day after a report surfaced that one third of revenge porn victims in Britain drop their allegations, Sir Christopher…

Posted by Events on July 5th, 2018

To sustain a happier democracy, we must find a better way of doing digital politics

Looking back over the last six years of work we’ve done here at CASM, you might think we have a…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on June 12th, 2018

The ‘Age of Outrage’ is bringing us down

The sky may be grey, at least over the Demos offices, but today is Optimism Day for us. Just a…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on June 12th, 2018

Humans Need Not Apply

Visions of a technological utopia in which humans are free of the shackles of work and where purpose-built robots undertake a myriad…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on April 11th, 2018

Risks and Rewards: The Psychology Behind Loot Box Mechanics

There remains no doubt that 2017 was a year in which the lines between certain video game mechanics and gambling became rather…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on March 14th, 2018