Anna Sanders and Rosalind Shorrocks examine the impact of austerity on vote choice in the last two general elections. They find that younger women were particularly anti-austerity and thus less supportive of the Conservative Party. However, the same was not true for older women, who were protected by the Coalition’s policies on pensions and were more similar to men […]
When the Prime Minister endorses the violence of war to refer to parliamentary politics, he aligns himself with a tradition of thinking for which those with whom we disagree are not just adversaries to engage with, but enemy targets to be destroyed, writes Lea Ypi.
‘Tempers on both sides have become inflamed’, Boris Johnson declared recently while refusing to apologise […]
Frances Thirlway explains why smokers’ concerns about addiction provide an unlikely but compelling rationale for making a minimum price strategy a central part of tobacco control.
People stop smoking for health reasons, right? We all know the link between smoking and cancer, not to mention heart disease, stroke and many other conditions. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we stop smoking or […]
With citizen distrust of politics steadily rising, bringing ethical concerns into mainstream public life is the most urgent political project, argues Bob Hudson. He writes that a mix of best practice, regulation, and legislation would help institutionalise the principles that ought to be guiding decision-making.
There has probably never been so much talk of mistrust and betrayal in British public […]
Governing without ministers: Northern Ireland power-sharing should be a priority for the UK government
Northern Ireland has been without a functioning Executive or Assembly since January 2017. Jill Rutter and Jess Sargeant detail the consequences, which would be particularly severe in the case of a no deal Brexit, and set out proposals for reform.
When a local council collapses, the government sends in commissioners to sort it out. But the government has allowed Northern Ireland to near 1000 […]