Read about the work of the political scientist Dennis Kavanagh.


What is the point of books about British general elections?

I’ve recently read two books about the 2017 general election, Britain Votes 2017 and None Past the Post. Not only is the title of the latter far better than any I’ve ever come up with… … Read the full post »


Will it be ‘the economy, stupid’ in 2015?

Quite how traumatic the events of Black Wednesday were to the Conservative Party’s reputation are easy to overlook nearly twenty-five years on, but until then the century had seen four full-scale financial crises rocking the country’s economy – and every one had taken place under a Labour government. … Read the full post »