The economy flounders in and out of recession. The Chancellor’s deficit reduction plan has failed. The coalition parties may or may not be punished at the next election.
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As we approach the party conference season, the Olympics hangover, the Eurozone debt crisis and our double-dip economy are likely to divert attention from an undeniable fact: the UK’s political parties are in crisis.
A recent story in The Times reported that senior civil servants want closer links with Labour before the next general election, including helping with the party’s manifesto. Although different options are available, one or two-year secondments seem the most likely model.
It really started in the summer of 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial system teetered on meltdown. Going about their lives on the weekend of September 13th, ordinary people had to come to terms with a strange, new reality: risks and uncertainties they were not familiar with and […]
Few, if any, policy areas have as been neglected by political scientists as social care funding, despite a long-running policy debate on how to fund the long-term care of older people in England, which most recently gained some prominence with the final report of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of […]
Legal aid exists to ensure that those least able to afford legal services (advice and representation before a court or tribunal) have access to justice through the UK’s legal systems.