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Alex Hesz

The Crisis of De-meh-cracy 

Across some of the world’s largest democracies, an odd consistency is breaking out. Political commentators may obsess about which outdated election is about to be reproduced. Is it a 1997 style landslide or a Canada 1992 existential wipeout? They talk with wide eyes and rose-tinted specs of the electoral heirs

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Satvir Kaur

The Special (Centre-Left) Relationship 

This will be the fourth time the UK and US will share an election year. Two from the past three election resulted in both a Democrat and Labour win. Not bad statistics to work from. Enough to give you hope, but not enough to rest on your laurels. It makes

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Alex Hesz

It May Happen – Why Sunak might still spring a surprise

There remain those around Tory HQ who believe the green shoots of spring are the only buds of Sunak’s potential rescue. They are not few in number, so let’s try on their double-breasted jackets and see if we can come to play a part and seemingly believe a position. Here,

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Alex Hesz

Sunak’s Californian Plan

It is no secret that our intermittently fasting, Peloton and Patagonia Prime Minister has a superfan attraction to all things West Coast. He’s more Stanford than Stafford. More Pacific Coast Highway than A1(M). It is relevant to ask, then, who Sunak’s Cali muse might be. The archetype, the personality, that

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Alice Perry

Lessons for local parties from the Corbyn years

Just over four years ago, Labour suffered a humiliating general election defeat. At times, the party’s decline felt terminal. Under Keir Starmer, however, the turnaround over the last five years has been truly remarkable. We’ve gone from a devasted, out-of-touch, shell of a party to a serious government-in-waiting.  As Chair

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Eddie Caplin

A hole in our economy – protecting critical supplies

Over the past few years we have suffered unforeseen breakdowns in global supply chains – covid, limited access through the Red Sea and Suez canal, piracy and war zones. In parallel there has been a steady unwinding of trade globalisation as tariffs and bureaucratic barriers to easy movement of goods

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Alex Hesz

The Radical Middle

We all do it.  Oh sure, we ‘might join you guys later’ for a drink after work. Even though it’s raining. Even though it’s Bake Off, and it’s bread week. Bread week. Oh absolutely, ‘we must catch up properly soon’ with eyes-a-bit-close-together dad we noticed too late and couldn’t avoid

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