Following the election result some pundits have suggested that English votes for English laws might be an obstacle to the government, given its reliance on support from non-English MPs, whilst others have suggested the procedures might provide the government with an enhanced English majority. In this post Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny explain that neither of these possibilities is […]
For the first time in British history, the Conservatives will be forced to rely on the hardline, illiberal Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to push through legislation. Patrick Leslie and Marija Taflaga look at what we can glean from Australia’s experience of right-wing coalitions.
Although unprecedented in the UK, we can look to other Westminster-based systems for insights. In Australia, for […]
In an election marked by surprising outcomes and division, the Co-operative Party escaped not only unscathed but stronger, and is now the third largest in the House of Commons. In light of the its centenary year, Sean Kippin reviews the party’s history and writes that both the number and the high profile of its MPs are a testament to […]