In several countries across Europe, the radical right has surged over recent years, as dissatisfaction with politics and the political class combines with anti-immigrant sentiment. But how do mainstream political parties – who are so frequently at the receiving end of the ire of these political movements – respond? Kyung Joon Han describes an often complicated relationship between the […]
Five Year Mission: The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband provides a detailed, insightful and at times riveting account of Ed Miliband’s failed attempt to revive Labour’s electoral fortunes following the 2010 electoral defeat and the demise of New Labour. Eunice Goes considers this essential reading to understand Miliband’s failures that ultimately cost him his job in the recent 2015 general election.
Five Year […]
The Government’s announcement it will delay by four years the introduction of a cap on people’s liability for costs of social care is just the latest in a long line of failures to resolve the challenge of paying for long term care. Melanie Henwood examines the issues and concludes that all bets are off for an early resolution of this […]
Exposure to news about immigration and crime is positively associated with the likelihood to vote for an anti-immigrant party
What explains the electoral performance of anti-immigrant parties across different countries? In this article, Bjorn Burscher examines the relationship between news about immigration and crime and anti-immigrant voting in 11 countries. He finds that exposure to these news topics is positively associated with the likelihood to vote for an anti-immigrant party.
Anti-immigrant parties exist in many established democracies. Their electoral […]
Today’s candidates for leader of the Labour party mirror the party’s high degree of factionalization, writes Lilia Giugni. The contest reflects how profoundly the party is still shaped by New Labour’s legacy.
‘The Labour Party is in emotional trauma’ former Home Secretary David Blunkett recently admitted and ‘it is bound to be after the loss in May and the bewilderment about where to […]
After a bruising election result which wiped out forty years of incremental progress for the Liberal Democrats, the party’s newly elected leader, Tim Farron, is under no illusions about the scale of the task facing the party. In this article, Peter Sloman looks at whether the party can recover from the setbacks of coalition government.
As parliament breaks up for its summer […]
The pattern of nominations by Labour MPs for the leadership and deputy leadership contests indicates that a number of distinct factions are emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party. Such groupings are likely to be indicative of distinctive political and ideological positions. A split that opened after the 2010 Labour leadership contest around David Miliband and his brother Ed appears […]
In the years since the financial crisis in 2008, the UK has seen poor GDP growth combine with sustained employment levels to push down output per worker. In this article, Alex Bryson and John Forth explain what we know about why labour productivity has so been so dismal and whether we can solve the ‘productivity puzzle’.
In the spring of 2008, the world was hit by […]