Government & Politics
Latest Government & Politics Publications
Is there a north-south divide political divide? A major study into public attitudes – Northern Lights – examines the new political and social geography of England. The research finds that the way people vote is less and less determined by their social class, and more by how they think the government is performing and their attitudes to controversial issues like migration and crime.
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.
Traditional thinking aligns economic growth with happiness. Conclusion: we’re in for a long dose of unhappiness. But the outlook for Britain need not be depressing. If governments, organisations and individuals responded with a new way of thinking, it would boost happiness and well-being.
Latest Government & Politics Blogs
Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — reflects on the way in which the escalating rate of VC pay seems neatly emblematic of the pressing questions the Higher Education sector is facing. Policy Exchange is currently undertaking work on this topic, with a report due out in the autumn to coincide with the start of the new academic year.
Dr Graham Gudgin – Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, former Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, and Special Advisor to the Northern Ireland First Minister from 1998-2002 – examines the deal signed this week between the Conservative Government and the DUP, and argues that Scottish nationalist criticism of extra spending in Northern Ireland is hypocritical and misplaced.
John Blake — Policy Exchange’s Head of Education and Social Reform, a self-proclaimed Corbynsceptic – considers the remarkable success of Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 general election, exploring the ingredients which made up Jeremy’s “marvellous medicine”.
Latest Government & Politics News
George Eaton refers to Policy Exchange’s 2015 report, ‘Overlooked But Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just About Managing Classes’
Philip Johnston, writes for The Daily Telegraph on judges making political decisions and the work of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project.
Latest Government & Politics Events
Conservative Conference 2015 | Party members in the 21st Century – who they are, what they think, and what they do, hosted by Policy Exchange and Queen Mary University of London
With Chloe Smith MP; Baroness Jenkin of Kennington; Matthew D’Ancona, political columnist and author; Professor Tim Bale, Queen Mary University of London; James Frayne, Policy Exchange.
With John McDermott, Financial Times; Kru Desai, KPMG; Mike Emmerich, Metro Dynamics; Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange.
With Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade and Investment; Philip Chalmers, ATOS; Rachel Neaman, GoON UK; Mark Thompson, Methods Group; further speakers to be confirmed.