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Blair's Gurus: An examination of Labour's rhetoric

Blair's Gurus: An examination of Labour's rhetoric

David Willetts MP - Politics

David Willetts MP investigates the rhetoric of New Labour and finds that, while it may be conventional, it is certainly not wise.

The Political Consequences of PR: the British idea of responsible Government

The Political Consequences of PR: the British idea of responsible Government

Nevil Johnson - Politics

We are at the moment going through another cycle of demands for electoral reform. No doubt this has been prompted in part by the nearness of a general election, the outcome of which might be a so-called ‘hung’ Parliament in which no single party would have an overall majority.

The Democratic Revolutions

The Democratic Revolutions

John Redwood MP - Politics

The world is begin swept by simultaneous democratic revolutions. A movement which began hesitantly in the 1980s has barnstormed its way into the 1990s.

Thatcherism

Thatcherism

Peter Lilley MP - Politics

When Chou En Lai was asked what was the significance of the French Revolution he replied it was too early to say. So it is certainly far too soon to determine the historic significance of the Thatcher revolution.

A New Britain

A New Britain

Nigel Lawson - Politics

Earlier this month, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister this century – and indeed well before the next election it will have become mathematically impossible for anyone else to take the record from her.

The EC & the Task for the British Presidency in 1986

The EC & the Task for the British Presidency in 1986

Simon May - Politics

On 1 July Britain begins her third stint as President of the European Community’s Council of Ministers.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Kate Jones - Politics

A lengthy and influential report drawn up in November 1977 which set out a model for systematic policy-making, and, crucially, raised in unavoidable form the question of whether a Conservative Government could possibly succeed unless policies towards the unions were changed.