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Theresa May – can she heal the Tory party?22nd July 2016 · By Lindsay McCallum
The Conservative party enters a new dawn under Theresa May. The UK’s new Prime Minister will preside over one of the most challenging periods in British political history – needing not only to act as a unifying force across a country fragmenting under the weight of its own political, demographic and economic pressures, but also […]
Theresa May – power and politics22nd July 2016 · By Lizzie Wills
Reflecting on her time at the Home Office, May’s detractors would be quick to paint her as a right wing authoritarian, keen on drastically reducing immigration and taking a hard stance on law and order issues. But in reality, her record is far more nuanced, with decidedly liberal moments including scrapping ID cards, reducing detention […]
The three Brexiteers20th July 2016 · By Rebecca Clark
In order for the UK to remain a global player after Brexit, it must maintain good relations with Europe and create new trade deals with global powers. To this end, Theresa May has appointed David Davis as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Secretary), Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary and Boris […]
THE THERESA MAY GOVERNMENT: NEW ERA, NEW AGENDA, NEW POLITICS?20th July 2016 · By Dominic Church
Theresa May has been a major political player in the UK for nearly two decades, but she’s still something of an enigma. A politician who is not yet fully known or understood. What is her real personality, what drives her politics, and what does she want to achieve during her time at No.10? As she […]
Trident: Has Labour pressed the red button?19th July 2016 · By Alice Buckley
Yesterday the House of Commons voted to spend an estimated £31 billion of taxpayers’ money renewing Britain’s controversial nuclear submarine programme, Trident. It voted in favour of maintaining Britain’s relevance on the world stage as a heavyweight nuclear power and permanent member of the UN Security Council. And it might just have voted in favour […]
Theresa May’s new government: the ins and outs14th July 2016 · By Angus Hill
The new Prime Minister Theresa May has begun to form her new government. The most senior appointments were made yesterday evening with further cabinet roles to begin later this morning. More junior ministerial roles and the appointment of advisers will follow in the coming days. The following appointments have been announced so far: Chancellor of […]
The darling buds of May12th July 2016 · By Angus Hill
Now Theresa May is confirmed as the next Prime Minister, it’s useful to consider just what a government led by the former Home Secretary will look like. The two month leadership contest would have required May to offer a greater insight into just what her vision for Britain looked like. But even without this, a […]
From five to three to two: What should we expect in the Conservative leadership race?8th July 2016 · By Angus Hill
From five to three to two. While the Labour Party has made little progress in resolving its own leadership challenges, the Conservative Party leadership contest is unfolding at pace. It is now up to the Conservative Party’s 150,000 members to choose over the next two months between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom to be the […]
Brexit and higher education: what next?5th July 2016 · By Nicholas Charalambides
While the UK digests its vote to leave the EU, attention is shifting to the result’s implications for specific parts of the economy. One sector particularly impacted by Brexit is higher education (HE). The government has made it clear that reforms set out in the Higher Education and Research Bill, currently going through parliament, and […]
Thorns in a rose: Beyond Corbyn?29th June 2016 · By Joseph Jones
81 per cent of Labour MPs have no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn, his shadow cabinet is depleted and under-resourced following 52 resignations, and the SNP are demanding to be recognised as the official opposition. Yet Corbyn lives on. Strong in the belief of his mandate, weak everywhere else. An official leadership challenge is expected soon […]
The aftermath of the EU referendum: update and next steps27th June 2016 · By Angus Hill
The implications of the referendum result have continued to develop throughout the weekend. As well as the immediate consequences, the wider political, economic and constitutional ramifications have become somewhat clearer. The political environment continues to develop rapidly, and we will see further changes that will have implications for UK policymaking over the coming days and […]
Brexit – What now, what next?24th June 2016 · By Dominic Church
News that the UK had voted to leave the European Union set off a domino effect across Westminster, the devolved nations, Europe and the rest of the world. The political, social and economic implications of the decision will be far-reaching and long lasting. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will not happen immediately, with […]