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I have a growing concern. A well-functioning democracy, something which I hope that in years to come the UK will once again be recognised for,…

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“The night of three by-elections gave just enough of a split decision for all sides to claim victory,” wrote Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian on…

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1997 or 1992?  For those unable or unwilling to recall these totemic elections, here’s a reminder. In 1992, after 11 years of Margaret Thatcher and…

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There is a line in James Graham’s play This House, about the Tory and L:abour whips offices from 1974 to 1979. Graham puts it into the mouth…

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Well, I think the mystery of where Liz Truss bunked off to has been solved. She was not, as Penny Mordaunt had wink-nudged, under a…

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An important trick of political communications is to ensure that you set the bar low enough for any performance to exceed expectations. In this respect…

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This article first appeared in I News The Lib Dems can’t credibly claim to be the alternative government-in-waiting, so they need to work with Labour…

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This post first appeared as a blog on The I Paper website… The North Shropshire by-election result is undoubtedly remarkable, with the Lib Dems coming back…

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Only six in ten people aged 18-24 turned out to vote in the 2017 general election, compared to a national average of seven in ten….

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In the short term, a no-deal exit from the EU may break the current impasse in UK parliament and please the most ardent Brexiteers. But…

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Writing about the future of the Conservative Party on the eve this year’s conference feels like the proverbial challenge of pinning jelly to a wall….

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Jonathan Swift would be relishing the political havoc which awaits. He would recognise our current Lilliput. A land inhabited by politicians as troublesome and as…

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