British Government

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.

  • Professor Simon Hix HotSeat on Jeremy Corbyn
    Permalink Gallery

    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.

  • 'Mind the gap' (Credit: Herr Olsen)
    Permalink 'Mind the gap' (Credit: Herr Olsen)Gallery

    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.

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the 2015 Queen’s Speech

Following the first Queen’s Speech under a Conservative majority since 1996, we sat down with Professor Simon Hix to discuss the key bills proposed by the government and what they might look like in practice.

HOTSEAT: The aftermath of the 2015 Election

As the dust settles following one of the most intriguing elections in recent history, we speak to Professor Tony Travers to discuss the result and what it means for parties across the political spectrum.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers reacts to ‘shock’ election result

In the days leading up to the 2015 General Election many experts were predicting a hung parliament, with much of the speculation focusing on the various forms a coalition or minority government could take.

David Lammy MP: A Vision for London’s Future

David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham and a 2016 Labour London Mayoral candidate, outlined his vision for London’s future in a speech at the LSE on 24 March.

Discussing the opportunities and challenges that exist in London as a globally significant city which remains unequal and divided, Mr Lammy MP set out plans for how to ensure all Londoners […]