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A new statecraft

Jessica Studdert

Devolution offers a real opportunity to reconnect with the ‘left behind’ who are alienated from our democratic institutions. But approaches so far have fallen short, as Jessica Studdert explains We have had a lot of democracy this year. The results of national polls on both sides of the Atlantic have confounded experts and rocked political establishments. The Brexit vote, and Donald Trump’s “Brexit plus plus plus”,…

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A power of good

Claire Kober

While Brexiters talk of taking back control from Brussels, the real shift we need is from Westminster to mayors, first ministers and council leaders 2016 has seen some extraordinary events take place. A new prime minister and  government. Donald Trump becoming America’s president-elect. And UKIP electing a leader for the second time in three months….

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The problem of “English socialism”

Victor Anderson

There have been many calls over the last few weeks and months for Labour to rediscover patriotism and embrace the idea of a distinctively English – or possibly British – version of socialism, consistent with national identity. This is of course bound up with debates about Blue Labour and the Brexit referendum. However there are…

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Scotland, the Union, and Brexit: What now for Scotland?

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The Auditorium, Jesus at the Heart, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP The UK has decided to leave the EU while the majority of the Scottish electorate voted to remain. This half-day conference in Edinburgh will consider what this decision...

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Localism and the NHS

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 18.30-20.00 | Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA The balance between national, local and frontline control in determining access to healthcare is a critical issue for the NHS. People usually...