Simon Clarke – first his speech goes, then him

Chris Game Boris Johnson didn’t start the modern trend of hyper-rapid ministerial turnover, but he did ratchet it up.  His election last July produced a larger ministerial cull than in any other recent transition between ministers of the same party, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government being no exception. So, were you paying … Continue reading Simon Clarke – first his speech goes, then him

How other countries deal with the horror of a hung parliament.

Chris Game In amongst all the election analysis on the Friday morning after the night before, there was a widely reported quote from Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission: “As far as the Commission is concerned, we can open Brexit negotiations tomorrow morning at half-past-nine.” My first reaction was quite defensive. While kicking someone … Continue reading How other countries deal with the horror of a hung parliament.

Land Value (or Garden) Tax and the General Election – more Adam Smith than Jeremy Marx

Chris Game One consequence of Theresa May delaying until mid-April her U-turn on holding a General Election was seen almost immediately – when it was decreed too late for the General, local and mayoral elections all to take place synchronously. It could have saved money and probably doubled the local and mayoral turnouts. Which in … Continue reading Land Value (or Garden) Tax and the General Election – more Adam Smith than Jeremy Marx

The General Election – Opportunity Nottingham Considers the Complexities of Voting for Those Facing Multiple Needs

In this post Opportunity Nottingham offer a different perspective on election coverage. They talk about the importance of listening and responding to those facing multiple needs in the run up to this election. With the upcoming general election just weeks away, it is important that everyone who has the right to vote is given the … Continue reading The General Election – Opportunity Nottingham Considers the Complexities of Voting for Those Facing Multiple Needs

May’s Conservatives: closer to a genuinely national party than Thatcher in ’83?

General Election, opinion polls, YouGov regional poll, regional variations, 1983 General election, Margaret Thatcher, Sadiq Khan You might think, given the record of opinion polls in the 2015 election campaign, that there’d be slightly fewer of them this time. Dream on! So far this month national voting intention polls have averaged well over one a … Continue reading May’s Conservatives: closer to a genuinely national party than Thatcher in ’83?
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