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: Script review time

  Convention says be careful when reading across form local elections to a subsequent General Election. But that was before May 2017.  Now – uniquely – we have had local elections during the course of a General Election.  It’s like reading the script before going to the theatre. Of course June 8 won’t be exactly …

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Could an early general election be on the cards in Finland?

  In the ever-evolving atmosphere that is post-Brexit Europe, any changes in leadership of major parties across EU Member States could have knock on effects for Brexit negotiations. On Sunday it was reported in Helsingin Sanomat – the major national newspaper in Finland – that Timo Soini, Leader of the Finns Party and Foreign Minister …

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Labour Divided: Five insights from the latest poll of members

  Labour makes much of its claim to be the largest party, by membership, in Europe.  But size isn’t everything.  And when we find out what these half-million people are thinking, we have confirmation that size isn’t everything.  It’s a big membership – but it reveals big problems. YouGov has been polling these Labour Party …

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