The election result has transformed the UK's political landscape. For the progressive centre-left, it marked a catastrophic defeat of both the liberal and social democratic traditions in this …
The essence, not the ephemera: on the loss of the Political & Constitutional Reform Select Committee
Profound constitutional change will be the drumbeat of this parliament. The two unions that define the country – the United Kingdom and the European Union – will be tested and reshaped. Debates over …
The political system currently fails to accommodate young people - giving them a voice could force political parties and politicians to start better redressing their interests.
The young and the poor are increasingly turning away from democratic politics, incentivising poltiicians to focus on the rich and the old.
Growing levels of electoral inequality by age and class, falling political participation rates and low levels of belief in the efficacy of democracy all reflect an ingrained sense that the political …
Mat Lawrence talks to Clare McDonnell (57 mins)
Reversing political inequality is central to broader democratic renewal. It will not be easy but it makes the task all the more vital if democracy is to live up to its ideal.
Mat Lawrence talks to John Humpreys (38 mins 20 secs)
Mathew Lawrence and Uri Gordon go head to head.