The genius and limitation of the Swedish model

Carl Rowlands

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Olaf Palme, Sweden’s Social Democrat prime minister, only so far warranting minimal attention in the British media. However, in Sweden, Palme, and his assassination, remain a constant source of fascination. His domestic policies, perhaps surprisingly, were regarded at the time as being centrist, placing him…


A policy neither possible nor desirable

Stephen McNair

Long before the referendum it has been clear that immigration is Labour’s achilles heel in the Brexit debate, and the strategy of avoiding the issue merely inflamed feelings. The Conservative claims that immigration could or should be reduced dramatically fed the idea that this was possible and desirable, and made immigration the easy scapegoat for…


The promise of change

Luke Davies

So why exactly did 51.9 per cent of Britain’s voting population choose to ignore world leaders, 90 per cent of economists, the UK’s top business leaders and independent EU law experts last Thursday? The easiest answer is that they were misled: the blatant lie that the UK has been losing £350 million weekly to the EU and that this money could…