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Analysis

Total 238 Posts

Nadhim Zahawi sacked: Today’s Tory scandals are similar to 1990s sleaze stories in more than one way

5 min read
The prime minister’s pledge to bring integrity to public office could become a stick to beat him with – just like ‘back to basics’ became one for John Major.

Why refusing public sector pay rises won’t help reduce inflation

6 min read
Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues, including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic, and Brexit. All in all, the current government’s intransigence on public sector pay is based on both bad economics and bad politics.

Strange days

14 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s analysis on how the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Retained EU Law Bill processes rumble on undramatically but with potential for crisis and chaos, the idea that Brexit is dying, and thoughts on how Re-joiners will need to build and sustain a ‘big tent’.

NHS crisis: Underlying problems are starting to be addressed

4 min read
Even if many challenges remain, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the NHS crisis.

Why 2023 is a make-or-break year for Keir Starmer’s Labour party

5 min read
The public still does not know what Keir Starmer and the Labour party stand for. Inspiration could come from a surprising source.

How the soap opera around Prince Harry’s memoir will affect the royal brand

5 min read
The drama around the revelations in Harry’s book are just the latest episode in the royal soap. But he is unlikely to emerge from his biography as a heroic figure – particularly if people read coverage of the book instead of the memoir itself.

Another Brexit year begins

15 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on why it is not in the “remainers’” power to create a post-Brexit consensus, a discussion about the Retained EU Law Bill and Northern Ireland Protocol, plus some thoughts prompted by Frost’s hero-worship of Edmund Burke.
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