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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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