GE2017: ‘Mayism’ enters the fray in Conservative manifesto

  The Prime Minister sought to downplay her own political philosophy in creating the Conservative Party manifesto, while playing up her role in its delivery. “There is no May-ism” she insisted, while presiding over a campaign that puts the leader at its very forefront. In reality, this manifesto launch was the clearest indication yet of …

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GE2017: Could we have our own En Marche! in the UK?

  Over the weekend, Tim Shipman of the Sunday Times reported that allies of Tony Blair are in discussions about establishing a new political party if Labour falls to a historic defeat on June 8. According to a source, the “unthinkable is being thought” and pledges of funding have reportedly already been made, should a …

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GE2017: Who stands to win in the top marginal constituencies?

  If current polling is to be believed, the Conservatives are on track for a landslide victory in the 2017 election so will have set their sights on a number of constituencies across the UK where they can make ground, taking advantage of the collapse in the UKIP vote and the unpopularity of Labour leader Jeremy …

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GE2017: Trust Issues

  Over the past year there has been more than enough political chaos to call public trust in the system into question. We’ve seen a Prime Minister who repeatedly ruled out a snap General Election insist that an early General Election is now urgently necessary to ‘remove the risk of uncertainty and instability’; pollsters’ inability …

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