Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
Former Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange, Political Institutions
Electoral Omission highlights how the administration of elections in the UK remains dangerously inefficient and open to fraud and predicts that there will be up to 15.5 million errors on the UK's electoral registers at the time of next year's General Election. The report recommends the introduction of targets for the maximum number of omissions and errors in the electoral register and annual checks to measure accuracy, along with small council tax rebates to encourage people to complete and return their voter registration forms.
Reforming Public Appointments shows that equality policies set up under the last government are failing to promote people from working class communities to public office. It calls for an extension of the entire equalities policy to increase representation of people from routine and manual occupational backgrounds, and for greater transparency about the membership of interviewing panels for public appointments.
This new research note surveys existing work on the subject to show that the Alternative Vote system would create far more problems than it has a hope of solving.
This report explores the judicial landscape of the UK’s three supreme courts – in London, in Strasbourg and in Luxembourg (the European Court of Justice) – and the new human rights context in which the judiciary and politicians now operate.
Foreword by David Butler The case for urgent reform of Britain’s political finance laws, and for increased state funding of political parties, is generally based on the premise that the expenditures of British political parties have rocketed. The extensive new research and documentation in this study shows that the reformers are proposing to cure a largely imaginary malady. Furthermore, the proposed medication could have a toxic effect on Britain’s parties […]
Prior to his appearance before the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Policy Exchange's Senior Consultant for Political Institutions, writes arguing that David Cameron needs more appointees in his political unit to be able to govern effectively.
Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Policy Exchange's Senior Consultant for Political Institutions, argues that the upcoming report by the Commission on a British Bill of Rights is likely to be disappointing. Michael argues that even if a British Bill of Rights is published, it is likely that the European Court of Human Rights will still have a final say on matters of national significance.