December, 2010

The era of coalitions

John Curtice  |  31 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: First past the post is no longer able to deliver a two-party political system, whatever boundary changes the coalition succeeds in making. John Curtice explains why hung parliaments are set to become increasingly common

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The era of low predictability

Tom Brooks Pollock and Richard Angell  |  30 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: History tells us that when Labour loses an election, it goes on to lose even more badly next time. How to buck this trend? By remaining New Labour, says Tony Blair, adding the next election is entirely winnable in these unpredictable times.

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Care First

Josh MacAlister  |  30 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: Teach First has been a huge success. But as we continue to grapple with how to reform social work, what can we learn from Teach First and can we bring in a 'Care First' of equal and exciting calibre?

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What The Third Man is telling us

Lucy Gill  |  29 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: The most worrying thing about Peter Mandelson's book is not that it reveals any Dangerous Liaisons-style revelations. It is that, at times, he relays hard truths to Labour which few may be willing to hear.

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Treacherous ground

Peter Kellner  |  29 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: Beware the shifting sands of the centre ground. Leadership and capturing the mood of the nation are what really win elections, warns Peter Kellner

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Why Ed should support party funding reform

Peter Watt  |  28 December 2010

Ahead of the upcoming report on the funding of political parties, Peter Watt looks at how changes to the way Labour raises money could bring about a stronger relationship with the trade unions and the public at large

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Why Labour needs to change its funding structure

Peter Watt  |  28 December 2010

Ahead of the upcoming report on the funding of political parties, Peter Watt looks at how changes to the way Labour raises money could bring about a stronger relationship with the trade unions and the public at large.

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The black widow coalition

Alan Middleton  |  28 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: A collapse in Lib Dem support looks likely to help the Conservatives far more than Labour at the next election, says Alan Middleton of the Governance Foundation.

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Age of anxiety

Liam Byrne MP  |  27 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: The ‘squeezed middle' debate goes to the heart of what Labour is about: ensuring the fruits of working people's labours are shared more equitably

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All’s fair

Tristram Hunt MP  |  24 December 2010

PROGRESS REVIEW 2010: As the coalition tries to usurp the idea of fairness, Tristram Hunt argues Labour must fight back by recognising its own future rests on a renewed idea of what is fair, as it has done in the past

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