France: The First Round

France: The First Round

Pollsters proved so successful at predicting the result of Sunday’s French presidential first round that it would be easy to overlook its many unsettling significances. That the Front National’s (FN) Marie Le Pen has reached the final of the contest represents change...
How to write a manifesto: don’t be too clever

How to write a manifesto: don’t be too clever

Read Article This article appeared on Times Red Box Parties have to write manifestos, promote them, and defend them – and then, should they win, deliver them. Having worked on a number of manifestos as a departmental adviser in Whitehall, I strongly suggest that...