In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Women’s Equality Party

Packed into a pub in Bath, a new political force fermented. The Women’s Equality Party has not been formally constituted, but lies in utero, preparing for a prospective launch in … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Electoral Reform

After the crucible of a General Election cools, the heat of electoral reform lingers. Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, told The Observer: This election is the … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

In Defence of the Human Rights Act

The Conservative manifesto promises to “scrap the Human Rights Act and curtail the role of the European Court of Human Rights, so that foreign criminals can be more easily deported … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Circle of Mirrors

As the BBC exit poll was published, social media feeds filled with dread of the coming apocalypse. From keyboards and smartphones, people lashed out at the Conservatives, and the supposed … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Link to the Past 12/05/2015

Articles of the Month Ryan Bourne (City AM): Labour’s manifesto marked its final retreat in the fiscal stimulus debate James Bloodworth (Left Foot Forward): Five ways Labour got it badly … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

After the Election Night

After the votes were counted, the Conservatives have won a slender majority in the House of Commons. Regardless of party, a fantastic new set of members of parliament have been … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Defence of Policy Analysis

Some predictions do not require soothsayers. When I heard that former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has criticised the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the economics research institution, I foresaw Mr … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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