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Should commentators run for office?

The house of cards fell when the ex-Mr Perry was asked by an audience if he felt so strongly about politics, would be consider running for office. Brand’s response was a school boy cliche: “I would stand for parliament but I would be afraid I would become one of them”.
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Why anti-Tory sentiment will dominate the forming of the next government

History is littered with unlikely partnerships, whether it be the Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939 that brought together the extreme right and the far left, or the unlikely coalition of partners that now tackle ISIS in the Middle East, or even a Tory-Lib Dem coalition that has endured for five years. Political circumstances have often thrown together unusual marriages of convenience. The 2015 UK General Election will undoubtedly witness such a coalition of interests emerge once again. (Read More)

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Is British politics in crisis?

British politics entered 2015 battered and bruised. With only a few months until the General Election, it is widely acknowledged that nobody really knows what to expect. What is certain is that democracy in the UK is entering into a period of crisis. It is a crisis that can be viewed from two perspectives – those on the outside of the political bubble and those on the inside. (Read More)