From the monthly archives:

January 2018

The Modern Way of Making Public Policy

January 16, 2018

Once upon a time – the making of public policy went a bit like this: Party A would have an internal policy making process, into which expert opinion would be considered and the merits of the policy considered; then, if there was support for it, they would offer that policy to the electorate – at […]

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The Windsor Homeless – what it tells us about the Tories

January 5, 2018

Talk about brazen – I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, a Conservative Councillor from Windsor saying that although he had nothing against ‘real vagrants’ he wanted the police to use their powers to take away the possessions of those who he described as ‘professional beggars.’ What a total heartless bastard. In this one incident […]

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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 3)

January 3, 2018

Today, we conclude our look forward to the May 2018 local elections in London. You can find the first part of the series here (including details of our methodology) and the second here. Our concluding part covers the ten London Boroughs starting with the letters M through to W. Merton – likely Labour hold We […]

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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 2)

January 2, 2018

Yesterday, I started a three-part series looking forward to this May’s local elections across the 32 London Boroughs. This is part two in that series, covering the boroughs H to L. For part one, including details on the methodology, click here Today’s Evening Standard’s front page headline was Tory Guru: May Could Lose Half of […]

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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 1)

January 1, 2018

As a New Year begins, I am setting out the scene for this year’s London elections, a critical test for the three main English parties. This is the first of three posts, setting the scene and covering 10 boroughs (B to G, alphabetically). May’s local elections will be a crucial test for the British political […]

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