Government & Politics

Tony Blair is back on the pitch, but he and his fellow centrists are still playing last season’s game

As two of New Labour’s most prominent figures re-enter the political fray, John Bew – Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project – wonders whether the much prized “centre ground” has moved beneath their feet.

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The Sun credits Policy Exchange’s agenda setting work on the ‘Just About Managing’ classes

The Sun credited Policy Exchange’s agenda setting work on the ‘Just About Managing’ classes, saying: “Think tank Policy Exchange describe them as “people who just manage to get by each month but whose resilience to economic shocks is not high”.”

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In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — compares last week’s Brexit white paper with the white paper presented to parliament in 1971, which outlined the then government’s plans and argument for Britain’s accession to the European Communities.

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Official Advice, Bored Ministers, and Europe’s Roadblock

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Head of Research and Economic and Social Policy — reflects on the debate that Sir Ivan Rogers’ resignation has stimulated about the role of senior civil servants and their relationships with ministers

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A Billion Bees A-Buzzing: Mandeville and Christmas

Rebecca Lowe Coulson, Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow considers the economic value of Christmas, with recourse to Bernard Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees 

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Latest Government & Politics Publications

Judging the Public Interest: The rule of law vs. the rule of courts

Judging the Public Interest: The rule of law vs. the rule of courts

Judging the Public Interest examines the Supreme Court’s quashing of the Attorney General’s decision to block disclosure of the Prince of Wales’ correspondence with ministers. The report argues that, in doing so, the judiciary confused the rule of law with the rule of courts and overstepped its constitutional limits. It recommends that Parliament act swiftly to overturn this wayward judgment, reaffirming the rule of law and Parliamentary authority.

Overlooked But Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes

Overlooked But Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes

Despite their overwhelming importance, “squeezed middle” voters – those in the C1/C2 socio-economic classes – across England’s most marginal seats feel overlooked and unrepresented. Overlooked but Decisive examines the values and political attitudes of this group and develops a detailed profile of this groups values and beliefs.

Electoral Omission

Electoral Omission

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.

Latest Government & Politics Blogs

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — compares last week’s Brexit white paper with the white paper presented to parliament in 1971, which outlined the then government’s plans and argument for Britain’s accession to the European Communities.

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What Would Clem Do?

What Would Clem Do?

Oct 11, 2016

‘Citizen Clem’, the new biography of Clement Attlee, written by John Bew, head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project, provides the focus for a panel discussion on Labour’s past and future

Speech Wars

Speech Wars

Feb 29, 2016

Policy Exchange is delighted to host an event that will bring together speakers who have contrasting views on the freedom of speech. Our panelists include: Munira Mirza, Jess Phillips MP, Kitty Parker Brooks, and Douglas Murray.

Margaret Thatcher: Everything she wants – Charles Moore in conversation with George Osborne

Margaret Thatcher: Everything she wants – Charles Moore in conversation with George Osborne

Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting the official launch of the second volume of Charles Moore’s acclaimed biography of Margaret Thatcher – Everything She Wants. In dialogue with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Charles Moore will explore Lady Thatcher’s role during this critical point in her career from the Falklands to the General Election victory of 1987.

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