Category - Politics

  • August 5, 2011

    Real political change does not follow one, or even three, crises. It takes decades, says Jonathan Bartley, surveying the scene this summer. In certain respects things aren’t all that different from sixty years ago. But grassroots pressure still makes a difference.

  • May 6, 2011

    Will the five different polls that took place on 5 May 2011 prove to be a watershed for politics in Britain? It depends where you see the axis for change and the key tipping points, says Simon Barrow. There are at least two distinct ways of narrating differential outcomes.

  • February 25, 2010

    A manifesto for re-connecting formal British politics with ordinary people has been chosen by the public and officially unveiled, as the largest ever campaign for political reform enters its decisive phase.

  • February 21, 2010

    A very interesting set of poll results are out this morning. The poll was commissioned by our friends at Theos and carried out by ComRes.

  • February 4, 2010

    Once in a generation, people get a chance to make radical and significant changes to the country's political fabric, says Power 2010. This is such a time.

  • January 29, 2010

    Democracy campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the British government plans to bury proposals to reform the House of Commons by putting them to a special vote which means they will almost certainly be rejected.

  • December 22, 2009
  • October 11, 2009

    The die seems cast for the next General Election, says Simon Barrow. But much can still shift if non-Conservative parties, voters and reformers swing into action.

  • August 18, 2009
  • August 11, 2009

    Look out for a major convention on ‘Real Change’ in the near future, with input from civic groups (including churches) and a manifesto for wide-ranging reform, says Simon Barrow.