Labour’s weakening hold on blue-collar workers

Ian Warren

Between 2005 and 2014 Labour has seen dwindling support from a wide range of blue-collar working demographic groups. Transient single populations in routine occupations; low income families; comfortably off industrial workers; middle-aged working couples with young children; older couples in former council estates or low value housing. Whilst many retain their loyalty to Labour a…


We measure GDP, so why not housing affordability?

Robert Tinker

The housing market can be the difference between financial sustainability and a bust. It can cause forms of inequality to multiply or underpin an egalitarian strategy to reduce poverty. It can lift up a Chancellor’s career in office and help parties tune into the valuable politics of aspiration. Housing may in fact lay claim to…