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We still don’t know what Labour’s alternative is

We still don’t know what Labour’s alternative is

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien writes a response in The New Statesman blog The Staggers to an article by Labour MP John Denham. Neil argues that Labour need to identify where their spending commitments are going to come from if voters are going to trust them on the economy.

What is Milibandism?

What is Milibandism?

In the New Statesman Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien examines what policies Ed Miliband might implement if he were to be elected as Prime Minister.

Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

Tory Modernisation Needs To Be Updated, Not Abandoned

David Skelton, Policy Exchange’s Deputy Director, argues that the recent selection of Jon Cruddas as head of Labour’s policy review could be a masterstroke for Ed Miliband if he’s able to translate his impressive, but often abstract, thinking into concrete policy. He shows how Cruddas’s views are supported by polling findings from our report Northern Lights.

Appointing Jon Cruddas was a masterstroke for Labour

Appointing Jon Cruddas was a masterstroke for Labour

David Skelton, Policy Exchange’s Deputy Director, argues that the recent selection of Jon Cruddas as head of Labour’s policy review could be a masterstroke for Ed Miliband if he’s able to translate his impressive, but often abstract, thinking into concrete policy. He shows how Cruddas’s views are supported by polling findings from our report Northern Lights.

Liam Byrne is right about Labour’s pains

Liam Byrne is right about Labour’s pains

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien shows that polling results from Policy Exchange report Northern Lights back the beliefs of Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions Liam Byrne that voters are angry about welfare dependency and that political parties need to take a stronger line on welfarism.

Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

With the elected Mayors referenda looking set to deliver a ‘No’ result, Policy Exchange Deputy Director David Skelton criticises the failure of the government to put together an effective campaign in favour of elected Mayors. He also points out that Mayors were seen as ‘more politics’ at a time when the public is very anti-politics and that the powers and boundaries for the new Mayors were poorly chosen.

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