British politics

British politics

13 April 2006

The politics of abuse, and the abuse of politics

Today, the more acrimonious an argument or election contest appears to be, the less likely it is that anything of principle is really at stake.

21 March 2006

Don’t moan about the House of Lords - abolish it

The ‘peerages for loans’ scandal is a symptom, not the cause, of the deeply undemocratic nature of the second chamber.

21 February 2006

How-to politics

Geoff Mulgan's new organisation Involve seeks to 'put people at the heart of decision-making'. But what decisions, and why?

14 February 2006

Gordon Brown’s tyranny of security

What life, liberty and politics would be like if he were to become prime minister.

6 January 2006

Charles Clarke’s bad trip

The home secretary says the public is confused about the legal status of cannabis. It's his government that is confused.

6 January 2006

Who’s afraid of the Thames Gateway?

Why government proposals to build 200,000 new homes in London and Kent are causing a stink in certain circles.

6 January 2006

Choice on the sickbed

New Labour's new Patient Choice initiative suggests it doesn’t know the meaning of the c-word.

5 January 2006

Pretending that youth apathy doesn’t exist

The authorities’ attempts to reinvent and ‘remix’ citizenship ignore the real problem.

15 December 2005

David Cameron and the demise of Conservatism

We now have a non-Tory leading the Conservative Party, to go with our non-Labourite leader of the Labour Party.

15 December 2005

New Toryism: easy listening politics

David Cameron's 'big challenges' get some young Londoners humming along - but does that mean he's 'the future'?