It’s more a case of the centre-left doing badly than the centre-right doing well.
Edited by Peter Franklin
The Deep End dives deeper in to the stories and long-term trends behind the daily news.
Never mind the tree-hugging, this is an issue of property rights and risk management.
More than half a century on from ‘The Establishment’, the real irony is that the most prominent satirists are now pillars of the actual establishment.
The notion that our economy can be fundamentally fixed or broken by a simple policy lever pulled in Downing Street is one with obvious appeal to the statist left.
I start from the assumption that the public are getting wise to the fact that they can use the polling process for their own purposes.
2020 will be Labour’s last chance to turn the clock back.
What if solar panel owners could store their electricity for later use?
Over the last few years, Putin has proved to be a frightening and baffling adversary – but he can be outmanoeuvred.
Is it a coincidence that as one of the most heavily financialised economies we also have a particular problem with low productivity?
Instead of moving towards the openness and accountability of a democratic system, Xi’s approach has been to accumulate personal power.
The best bits in any organisation are those that defy its collective stupidity.
It is quite right for us to preach the virtues of personal responsibility, but only if we foster the conditions within which virtue is nurtured.
Antibiotic resistance: another man-made environmental catastrophe that our politicians refuse talk about
The spread of resistance to a growing list of antibiotics is already happening and if it continues unchecked then the impact on everyday life will be profound.
It’s a pretty weak sort of government that can’t rely on getting new legislation through the Commons – and which doesn’t even control the ‘business’ of the House.
Reducing the number of ministers does little in itself to shrink the state – in fact, it may be counter-productive.