Tomorrow's Party

10 Oct 2014

A new party system

So UKIP burst through, taking Clacton on a 44.1% swing, the second highest in UK by-election history after Bermondsey and Old Southwark, 1982. The two party system is dead, and has been for a long time. The voices suggesting that coalition would renew it are silent. Multi-party politics is here to stay. And it makes our electoral system look even more dated than it already did. Across this […]
25 Nov 2013

Tomorrow's Party

As people drift away from politics, many increasingly see political parties as part of the problem rather than the solution. But at their best, parties can straddle the divide between people and politics. They are the building blocks of governments or governments-in-waiting, and at the same time they are groups of like-minded people working together to pursue their visions of what society should […]