Can Hammond walk the tightrope?

Budgets are typically a tightrope for a Chancellor to precariously traverse. As well as having to effectively manage the economy, encourage growth and stimulate investment, there are a plethora of groups and individuals needing to...Read more

By-elections: what do they really tell us?

The importance of parliamentary by-elections can often be exaggerated by those observing – and winning – them. In reality, while the results can dominate news headlines for 24 hours, their longer term implications are usually...Read more

State of the Parties

With eyes fixed beyond the UK’s borders, on the impending Donald Trump presidency and on the UK’s negotiations with Europe, it’s easy to forget that the political parties at home are facing a challenging time,...Read more

Budget 2016: can Osborne regain the momentum?

Last autumn George Osborne was at the peak of his popularity within the parliamentary party. Considered to have been key to the Conservative Party’s surprise General Election victory and to be leading efforts to change...Read more