British Government

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election

Thursday’s Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding this week’s parliamentary vote on Syria.

Labour likely to hold Oldham but face UKIP surge

Martin Rogers discusses the possible outcome of the Oldham West & Royton by-election, suggesting that although Labour is likely to hold the seat, a decline in overall majority and UKIP gains may weaken Corbyn’s position as party leader.

Changing the Centralist Culture

The relationship between central and local government remains a key debate in British politics and public policy. Whilst focus is often on failure at a local level, George Jones writes that change to the centralist culture is necessary and achievable, but only through substantial reform.

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    Confronting Gender Inequality: how far have we come in the UK?

Confronting Gender Inequality: how far have we come in the UK?

On Tuesday 13 October the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power will present their Final Report at a public debate. Professor Anne Phillips, a contributor to the Commission, reflects on the group’s findings below and considers how far the UK has come in confronting gender inequality since the early twentieth century.

The Future of Britain and Europe

Harold Laski Chair Inaugural Lecture With the countdown to a likely In/Out Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Professor Hix discusses possible options for the reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the likely long-term consequences for the UK and the EU of a Yes or a No vote.

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    HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party

As Jeremy Corbyn becomes the new Leader of the Labour Party,  Simon Hix discusses the impact of his election on British politics.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election

On 5 May 2016 the people of London will go to the polls to elect the city’s new Mayor. We sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the potential candidates and the key issues which could decide how Londoners vote.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on the Labour leadership contest

With the Labour leadership contest becoming the key British political story of the summer, we sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the candidates, the contest and its implications for the future of the party and the UK’s political landscape.

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    Mind the pay gap: will Cameron’s proposals achieve workplace gender equality?

Mind the pay gap: will Cameron’s proposals achieve workplace gender equality?

David Cameron recently announced plans that will require companies with 250 plus employees to disclose the average pay of women and men amongst their staff, therefore theoretically exposing the extent of their gender pay gap. Øyvind Skorge argues that, whilst this indicates the government is serious about addressing workplace inequalities between women and men, it needs to go a […]

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2015

In the wake of the first majority Conservative budget since the mid 90s, Kate Alexander Shaw discusses the implications of the policies outlined by George Osborne.