With Labour closing in on the Conservatives in the polls, we discuss the likely outcome of the UK general election 2017.
Social care needs taking care of.
Theresa May’s U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
The UK has had a chronic lack of investment.
Dealing with the UK’s chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
Some pollsters have updated their models since the 2015 election.
Polling is difficult – and everyone except pollsters overestimates how accurate polls are.
One’s based on average earnings growth, the other on living standards.
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Crucially, they differ in how they are calculated and the ages of workers that they apply to.
Jeremy Corbyn launches the Labour manifesto.
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With the Conservatives trying to muscle in on traditional Labour territory by painting themselves as the party of workers, it’s worth taking a closer look at their promises.
The decision not to take action against a number of election candidates is not a whitewash, but it shows that the law needs a rethink.
Riding a wave.
Those who voted No in the indyref were never as anti-blue as is often believed.
A strong and stable leader?
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Expert analysis of that infamous Brexit spat, tactical voting and Diane Abbott's media meltdown.
Hands off my pension.
The pensions ‘triple lock’ explained.
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I like you, but won’t ‘like’ you.
Campaign strategist Lynton Crosby has become something of a folk-devil for sections of the British and Australian media.
Lynton Crosby is the manipulator with the Midas touch, who has a reputation for tapping into those ideas and prejudices that coarsen public life but are seemingly widely held and a ballot-box boon.
I don’t care if it’s national or local, it’s blocking my drive.
Bringing you up to speed on the political hot potato that may have passed you by.
Absolutely definitely Labour? Ok thanks bye!
New survey information puts paid to ‘shy Tories’ theory.
January 1, 2016
Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London; Afif Pasuni, University of Warwick; Andrew Fagan, University of Essex; Bahar Baser, Coventry University; Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham; Fernando Casal Bértoa, University of Nottingham; Juan Pablo Ferrero, University of Bath; Louise Thompson, University of Surrey; Marco Aponte-Moreno, UCL; Martin Vinæs Larsen, University of Copenhagen; Neil Pyper, Coventry University; Oliver Walton, University of Bath; Paul Kennedy, University of Bath; Simona Guerra, University of Leicester; Sotirios Zartaloudis, University of Birmingham; Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham, and Yoav Galai, University of St Andrews
For better or for worse, various countries around the world charted a new course last year. What lies ahead for 2016?
Students didn’t swing it for Ed Miliband.
Students didn’t hold that much sway at the election.
Man of the moment.
All four leadership hopefuls have a political position — but only one is actually saying what it is.
Did the indyref make a permanent difference to voter apathy?
There is a widespread belief that the independence referendum stumbled across the elixir for dispelling longstanding voter apathy. In the areas where it matters most, it is just not true.
Call me, guys. Any time.
It is normal that for politicians to engage in angry finger-pointing after a humiliating electoral defeat. Playing the blame game has a therapeutic effect and helps a party make sense of its defeat. It…
The success of Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has profoundly disrupted the tedious pendulum movement between Left and Right.
With a steady hollowing out of membership, the cosying up to vested interests with pockets deep enough to maintain party, today’s political parties barely “represent”.