UK

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)

'Scottish Parliament' / Andrew Cowan / CC
UK

Fixed-term parliaments mean very little, and here’s why

With the upcoming general election looking as though it will be the closest, and the most bitterly fought, for many a long year there will be a lot of chatter over the next few months about whether or not – in this era of fixed-term parliaments – there could be an election between the first Thursday in May 2015 and the first Thursday in May five years later. (Read More)