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Riots Debate: Zachary Barker

In Zachary Barker on September 24, 2011 at 2:33 am

This summer has been an unusual one for Britons, says Zachary Barker. In the final of our riots series, he talks about the policy responses of the main party leaders.  Read the rest of this entry »

Different names for the same approach to social networking

In Garry Lee on September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Garry Lee isn’t convinced by Ed, Dave and Nick’s new fascination with Google+. Is your MP actually writing their own Twitter? Next time you go to ‘like’ a politician on Facebook, think again… Read the rest of this entry »

Is PR needed to shake up partisan politics in Westminster?

In Alexander Blakoe on September 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

Over the past few years, comparing the main political parties side-by-side has become a veritable game of ‘spot the difference’.  Blair “was a red Tory”, Cameron “is too centre-ground”, and Clegg is…well, Clegg is Clegg. NEW WRITER Alexander Blakoe gives his take on the era of consensus in British politics. Read the rest of this entry »

There should be a referendum on the House of Lords

In Thomas Gibbs on May 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Sick of the Alternative Vote referendum? Glad it’s all over? What do you think about House of Lords reform? Thomas Gibbs thinks only the British people should decide on the future of the Second Chamber, not just Nick Clegg. Read the rest of this entry »

Clegg: Bad Guy Doing Good?

In Conor Campbell on May 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

Conor Campbell is starting to have sympathy for Clegg. “Many see a man drowning in a sea of depression, I see something slightly different. As a Labour Party member this view I have of the Cleggster worries me.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Iain Dale Interview: Part 2

In Charlie Edwards, Interviews on April 19, 2011 at 8:00 am


In the second part of his exclusive interview with Political Promise, Iain Dale chats with Charlie Edwards about coalitions and campaigns, mouthpieces and Milibands… Read the rest of this entry »

Clegg, Cameron and Social Mobility. It’s a bit rich….

In Matthew Miles on April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

In a week when Nick Clegg delivered a lecture on social mobility, a reflection on the coalition members social background is irrelevant, writes Matthew Miles. The coalition’s policies should be the only mediator to analyse whether they will tear down the barriers to opportunity and fairness. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

A promise you can’t keep

In David Brownsey-Joyce on April 6, 2011 at 9:26 am

Last week Simon Hughes came out with a statement that the Liberal Democrats were still committed to abolishing Higher Education tuition fees, something David Brownsey-Joyce finds hard to believe. Read the rest of this entry »

How Safe is Clegg?

In George O'Keefe on March 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

George O’Keefe was dismayed that £2 million was spent on protecting Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrat conference last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »