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Is it Yvette Harman? Frontbench recognition and leadership succession

At the beginning of each year I test my first year politics students by presenting them with a series of photographs of members of the frontbench teams of each of the three main political parties and asking them to identify them and … Continue reading

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Putting some stick about: House of Cards and parliamentary whipping

The recent glossy American remake has brought a new audience to the political drama House of Cards, but the original BBC drama from the 1990s has been a feature of our first year politics course for a number of years, and does bear repeated … Continue reading

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Will there be more? David Cameron must walk a fine line to prevent further defections to UKIP

There is an axiom in politics that, when managing their own party, Prime Ministers need to accommodate three groups of MPs: those who are Ministers; those who want to be Ministers; and those who have been Ministers, but are now … Continue reading

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Is Britain a Christian country?

In a widely publicised article in the modest Church Times, David Cameron last week called for Britain to be ‘more confident about our status as a Christian country’ and ‘more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out … Continue reading

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Can you tell what it is yet? Public Attitudes towards the Big Society

The ‘Big Society’ was a central theme in the Conservative 2010 general election campaign, it appears to underpin the coalition government’s policies in a range of areas and the Prime Minister has invested considerable personal capital in it. It revolves … Continue reading

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