IPPR director Nick Pearce speaks to the BBC's Daily Politics show to explain the role of thinktanks in the creation of public policy in Britain, helping politicians to look ahead beyond immediate pressures and coming up with innovative policy ideas and solutions. In response, Conservative MP Karen Lumley said that she should come up with her own ideas. (Screened 17 September 2012)

What do thinktanks do? Nick Pearce and IPPR on BBC Daily Politics