For the first time since the mid-1970s, a clear majority of people in Britain are dissatisfied with democracy, and recent scandals in British politics such as the ‘partygate’ affair have added further strain.
There is considerable public appetite for an ambitious programme of ‘democratic renewal’. But desire alone is not enough: it needs to be mobilised into political action.
This requires effective framing and politicisation. In this report, working with Focaldata, we ran a survey experiment to assess the effectiveness of different rhetorical approaches to framing democratic reform.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.