Category Archives: Clean Politics

Jeremy Hunt, next Tory leader?

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A piece in today’s Guardian is touting Jeremy Hunt as a future Tory leader. Could it really be so?

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A Lib-Lab coalition should not be dismissed out of hand

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The most likely scenario in 2015 is a hung-parliament. Policymakers should be considering how they deal with that reality.

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Now the ‘new politics’ is dead, what is the point of the Lib Dems?

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Here are some of the key pledges of Nick Clegg’s ‘new politics’ agenda which the party has dropped.

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CCHQ taking credit for Labour’s record on violent crime

The Tories are claiming credit for a fall in violent crime that mostly occurred under Labour.

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Proportional representation in local government would end ‘no go areas’ for Labour

The nations of Britain and the regions of England are becoming more and more electorally polarised.

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5 things voters should know about UKIP

UKIP are more than a man in a pub drinking a pint. Behind Farage’s Cheshire Cat grin are some dangerous policies.

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The Farage factor, rather than right wing policy, is winning UKIP votes

The assumption that UKIP is gaining in popularity because of its policies on immigration and Europe has been undermined by new polling.

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Evidence that coalition cuts hitting poorest harder

Spending cuts to local government appear to have fallen on poorer (Labour) areas far more severely than wealthier (Tory) ones.

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Voter ID in Britain? A note of caution from academic research

There is a rich history of politicians using burdensome administrative requirements to try to win elections.

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‘Another Europe is possible’ – the #GreenPrimary shows the way

The Green Party primary provides a great example of how we can achieve a more open and democratic Europe.

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