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Cameron Sets Out First 100 Day Plan For New Government

David Cameron will promise to put working people “front and centre of our economic plan” when he sets out a timetable for the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government. 436 more words

UK Politics

Nothing to read, nothing to say

Ok, so it’s fair to say I haven’t paid much attention to this blog recently. While this is partly due to the fact that I’ve been in Ireland (my house fell through because of a landlord who I can only describe as an ‘arsehole’ so I’m still looking for a place), it’s mainly down to the tedium that is the build-up to this election. 901 more words

2015 Election

"In the absence of facts, myth rushes in": Considering the consequences of a hung parliament in May 2015

On 15 April 2015, Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit, and Peter Riddell, Director of the Institute for Government, spoke at a Constitution Unit seminar entitled… 1,440 more words

Coalition Government

Mr Cameron, The Tories & ‘compassionate’ conservatism: compelled to justify neoliberal politics at #ge2015?

As the 2015 British general election campaign gathers momentum, the prospect of a hung parliament looms large. Concerning Scotland, the 2014 Scottish Referendum may have produced a result that was to the satisfaction of supporters of the ‘no’ campaign, but the  122 more words


Delivering Cartel Politics

UK politics are often defined as adversarial but a closer look at what’s happening shows a cartel masquerading as adversaries.
Cartel? Today’s definition is in terms of the commercial sector but the history of the words lies in the political arena. 547 more words


Election 2015 Uncertainty Makes Everyone A Fair Weather Constitutional Reformer

With just sixteen days to go until we cast our votes in the 2015 general election, politicians and commentators of all stripes are suddenly waking up to the realisation that the party they hate most – be it Labour, the Evil Tories, the nationalist parties or UKIP – may very easily end up in government despite failing to win anything close to a popular mandate, thanks to some unpredictable and largely unstoppable backroom deal following a… 1,722 more words


Why I'm voting SNP but not joining

With the polls agreeing the most likely outcome in the Westmonster election will be a hung monster, the public furore seems not to be over manifesto policy and debating the finer points thereof, but rather over who is going to deal with who when the cards have been dealt. 752 more words