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Mike Indian: Vote YES on May 5th

In Michael Indian on April 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

In less than a month, Britain will go to the polls in a second nationwide referendum in its history, writes Mike Indian, offering us the chance to help shape the future of our democracy.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The New Era of Politics?

In Pav Sandhu on September 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

Pav Sandhu talks coalition politics and the aftermath of the 2010 election. Read the rest of this entry »

May 5th: History in the making?

In Matteo Bergamini on August 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

By Matteo Bergamini

Behind the black gate, past the famous number 10, reside the most powerful men in the Country, all members of the Con-Lib coalition. They have chosen May the 5th in 2011 to try and make the coalition enter the history books as being the first government to try and change the voting system of this ancient nation… Read the rest of this entry »

Gordon’s revenge and Clegg’s betrayal

In Jonny Roberts on August 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

By Jonny Roberts

How will history view the recessionary period 2008-2010? Indeed, who knows when the recovery will be complete? As things stand you’d be forgiven for imagining Gordon Brown’s premiership will be remembered as a total flop and David Cameron and Nick Clegg will be remembered for forging the first successful post-war coalition in British politics. That works but only if the recovery works – the budget slashing, capital cuts and reduced corporation tax serves its intended purpose of balancing Britain’s books and bringing in growth all while Gordon Brown sulks in Scotland writing books about how he saved the world and was repaid with a boot in the bum from the British electorate. Read the rest of this entry »

Conservatism in a Cold Climate

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm

By Carina Elizabeth Lewis

Working for Conservative candidates in several Scottish constituencies prior to the recent general election, neither I nor the team I worked with suspected the dismal results which would take place; in fact, optimism abounded as almost a sixth of Scottish constituencies were designated “target seats”, and the vast majority of activists were confident of Conservative gains in the area, even if only by one or two seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging for a Better Future?

In Dan Owens on August 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

By Daniel Owens

Blogging. A very 21st century idea. So, here I am, having just finished my degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Lancaster and I am waiting for my new job to begin; it has me wondering why more people don’t blog. I wrote my very first article for Political Promise in the run up to the General Election, sometime around the start of April 2010 and to be honest – it is one of the best things I have ever done. Read the rest of this entry »

The importance of moderation in politics

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

By Andrei Skorobogatov

When you ask a random politician the reason why they came into politics, the generic answer is “to change the world”. Most politicians get elected on a platform of change. Obama, Blair, it is the reformers that are remembered. We may fight to create massive radical difference to the way people are, but quite often that is exactly what we seek to avoid. Read the rest of this entry »

In Defence of Women in Politics

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

By Charlotte Jee


There is much truth to the old adage that you can tell a lot about a man from the woman he chooses to marry, but you can equally tell a lot about our national mindset, with all its prejudices and assumptions, from the treatment in the media of those with the dubious pleasure of being a woman in or around politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Days, One Documentary, and “a series of untruths”

In Vicky Wong on July 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm

By Vicky Wong

Nick Robinson’s recent documentary on the five days after the 2010 General Election, which saw in the new era of British coalition politics, has been the latest instalment attempting to prise apart the Tory-Lib Dem marriage. Read the rest of this entry »

What did Nick Clegg mean when he used the phrase “New Politics?”

In Michael Indian on July 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

By Mike Indian

A lot in Westminster is certainly new these days. A third of the House of Commons are fresh faced MPs. The government is formed of what is, on the surface, an unforeseen partnership. This week, we have some truly formidable pledges on political and constitutional reform. Read the rest of this entry »