• Britain’s Future Economy: A Message From Norwich...

    By Stephan Baskerville, Principle Director, Unions and Business - New Economics Foundation: In The Rings of Saturn, W. G. Sebald’s account of a long walk he took in Suffolk, he writes: “It’s hard to imagine now… that the white flecks of...

Turning The Tide On Inequality

Inequality is the root cause of many of society’s ills, argues Danny Dorling. A depressing link is emerging between where a country ranks on the league table of economic inequality and its economic, social, and political difficulties. He points to Donald...

Trump and Brexit – From a Tug To A kicking

By Andrew Pendleton - Principle Director, New Economics Foundation:  It’s a year since irony ended and the nightmare began. I still struggle to associate the name Donald J. Trump with the office of US President. I’d prefer to keep pretending...

Proposed House Of Lords Reforms – Peers Writing Their Own Rules

By Electoral Reform Society: We’re at a rare point in politics. There is almost a consensus on the need for change –to cut down the super-sized House of Lords.   At the end of this month, a key Lords committee...

Voters in England and Wales are being let down by their local democracy

By Electoral Reform Society: In England and Wales the electoral system means we often get councils that do not represent what people voted for, and sometime we don’t get to vote at all.   One Party States In 2013 one hundred...

A Question of Failed Government

Why is it that when, time after time, people express their wish to live in a society that is more caring and sharing, it is never reflected in the actions of governments?   Why is it that governments always claim not to have money...

How Proportional Representation ‘completely transformed’ New Zealand politics

By Josiah Mortimer - Electoral Reform Society: In 1996, New Zealand introduced the Mixed Member Proportion (MMP) voting system – a mixed FPTP and proportional list voting system. It was a big step forward for the fight for fair votes...

Can The centre Hold? Devolution In England Is Gathering Pace

By Democratic Audit UK: The recent devolution initiatives within England are an opportunity to reassess the relevance of Jim Bulpitt’s 1983 book, Territory and Power in the United Kingdom. This provided a then-novel portrait of UK territorial political relations. For Bulpitt,...

UK Politics: The State We Are In

By The Civic Alliance Party: The State We Are In The Body Politic, Society and the Environment, is sick…how we got here. Society, unlike the way it is presented to us, is not a smooth, forward advancing, inanimate vehicle with...

The Abandoned Constituency Boundary Review Could Be A Big Opportunity

By Chris Terry Electoral Reform Society: It was reported in The Times that the planned review of constituency boundaries and cut in MPs may be scrapped due to opposition in Parliament. If the report is to be believed, the Boundary Commission will now start...