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Trust issues: Dealing with distrust in politics

Publication Report Power & politics IPPR
Topic: Power & politics

The Tory paradox: A sharp suit hung on old bones

Like a Roman army massed beneath a triumphal arch, the Conservative party met under the broad curve of Manchester’s G-Mex centre for its annual conference this week. The swagger of a party in...

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Political inequality and the power of the grey vote

Today, IPPR has published a new report on political inequality and what to do about it. In an ideal world, we would now be setting up a constitutional convention and debating electoral reform, the...

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Manifest destiny

The political language of manifestos has evolved with changes in the party system, the class structure and the nature of political leadership. The Liberal and Conservative manifestos of the Edwardian...

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Harper's lead: Canada's case study in minority government

Why do minority governments succeed or fail? This was the subject of a piece I wrote recently for the Financial Times , contrasting the successes  of Asquith's 1910 Liberal administration and Alex...

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