Banking for All

Posted by Events on September 26th, 2016

Brexit and the Youth Myth

In my post last week on youth turnout at the EU referendum, I explained that because turnout figures are usually reported…

Posted by Events on July 20th, 2016

Why the Youth Vote Couldn’t Win it for Remain

Social media was quick to interpret the result of last month’s Referendum into a ‘war of generations’. Older voters, who had overwhelmingly…

Posted by Events on July 12th, 2016

A Nation Divided

Imagine, for a moment, the scene had the markets – and even the 10pm polls – been correct, and the United Kingdom…

Posted by Events on June 24th, 2016

Community Builders

Posted by Events on December 10th, 2015

Life to the Full

Posted by Events on November 17th, 2015

Support for Immigration can’t be Bought

A number of ideas have been mooted in the last few years to try to tackle rising concerns over immigration. The Conservatives…

Posted by Events on November 13th, 2015

Why the Green Deal Failed

The Government’s decision to end funding for the Green Deal early should not come as a surprise. Primarily offering loans to customers…

Posted by Events on July 27th, 2015

Government shifts gear on planning reform

Before coming to power, and in the early years of the last Parliament, the Government made much of its commitment to localism….

Posted by Events on July 10th, 2015

The Local Solution to Energising Democracy

The Government’s localism agenda has changed the planning system in a number of important ways over the last five years. Regional…

Posted by Events on June 17th, 2015

Rethinking NIMBYism

Amber Rudd, the new Energy Secretary, has set out her plans to fulfil the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore…

Posted by Events on May 22nd, 2015

Mili-Brand Not Such a Joke After All

Ever since Miliband was snapped outside Russell Brand’s home, there has been much furore at the sight of the Leader of the…

Posted by Events on April 29th, 2015

A tactical retreat?

‘The Tories will take Britain back to 1930s levels of spending’ might be Labour’s most important and effective slogan in this election.Even…

Posted by Events on March 19th, 2015

Debating the debates

The Prime Minister’s refusal to agree to the broadcasters’ ‘final’ offer on TV debates in the run up to May’s election has…

Posted by Events on March 9th, 2015

The generation game

Rachel Sylvester’s piece in the Times yesterday portrayed the coming election as a ‘generation game’ where Conservatives court the grey vote, while Labour targets…

Posted by Events on February 4th, 2015

What is a ‘major’ party?

Televised debates for general elections are a relatively new phenomenon in the UK. The first such spectacles were held in advance of…

Posted by Events on January 15th, 2015

A tactical retreat?

‘The Tories will…

Posted by Events on March 20th, 2015

Conservatives stake their claim to the center-ground of British politics

Posted by Events on October 8th, 2015

Labour can’t win the next election by only appealing to young non-voters, analysis finds

Posted by Events on September 23rd, 2015

What could a post-Miliband policy agenda look like?

Posted by Events on June 9th, 2015