General Election

by Pat Thomson  |  5th December 2019

With 18% of 18 year olds leaving the school system without GCSEs, Pat Thomson, Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham and author of 'School Scandals', looks at education policy in relation to next week's UK General Election.…Read more

Sam Wren-Lewis looks at the General Election from the point of view of political psychology, revealing how the problems of democracy and happiness have more in common than you think.…Read more

After a year characterised by political uncertainty, one thing that seems clear during this election campaign is that the two largest parties have their work cut out to build enough support to achieve a clear majority. British politics is experiencing an unprecedented level of fragmentation. Traditional divides along the lines of class are blurring, as Read More

by Bob Colenutt  |  21st November 2019

After decades of shortages of affordable housing, spiraling house prices and rents and lack of effective action on homelessness, how likely it is at that a Brexit dominated General Election will change anything? The political storm over Brexit has given the impression that Brexit will be a game changer for the economy. If there is Read More

by Danny Dorling  |  13th November 2019

The extract below from Peak Inequality, published in 2018, sums up the conclusion to that book and remains pertinent today. Jeremy Corbyn, like all of us, may have many faults, but he also epitomises both something that is fundamentally decent and the possibility for change. It is significant that elections are held in December in Read More