Closing the Inequalities Gap on Character Education

“I have never visited a school that excelled academically, which didn’t also excel in extra-curricular activities. As top heads and teachers already…

Posted by demos on June 29th, 2015

English, Not Employment, Must Come First for Migrants

The ability to speak English is widely considered essential to integration into British society. Not only has this view been promoted by…

Posted by demos on June 26th, 2015

The Opportunities of Change

The new Government has wasted little time in making it clear that welfare policy will be high on the agenda for 2015,…

Posted by demos on June 24th, 2015

Overcoming the Barriers to Impactful Policy

On Tuesday evening, the Boston Consulting Group hosted a reception to formally launch their new Centre for Public Impact – an…

Posted by demos on June 18th, 2015

The Local Solution to Energising Democracy

The Government’s localism agenda has changed the planning system in a number of important ways over the last five years. Regional…

Posted by demos on June 17th, 2015

Squaring the Circle

There are no good elections to lose – but some are better than others to win. Yesterday demonstrated both sides of the…

Posted by demos on June 11th, 2015

Evidence Gaps Holding Back Progress on Bullying

Bullying is becoming increasingly prominent in the UK education agenda, spurred on by the recognition of the lasting psychological damage that peer…

Posted by demos on June 8th, 2015

Why are British Indians more successful than Pakistanis?

Just under 60 per cent of British Pakistanis are living in relative poverty, while for Indians the figure is closer to…

Posted by demos on June 4th, 2015

Rethinking NIMBYism

Amber Rudd, the new Energy Secretary, has set out her plans to fulfil the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore…

Posted by demos on May 22nd, 2015

Demos Integration Hub Launches

Drawing on data from a wide range of public sources and leading independent research, the Hub provides a data-driven picture of the…

Posted by demos on May 21st, 2015

The Tory To-Do List

If last week’s election results were a victory for small ‘c’ conservatism, so too was David Cameron’s first reshuffle of the…

Posted by demos on May 12th, 2015

Mili-Brand Not Such a Joke After All

Ever since Miliband was snapped outside Russell Brand’s home, there has been much furore at the sight of the Leader of the…

Posted by demos on April 29th, 2015

Labour and Conservatives Converge on Immigration

Today, the Labour Party announced its 10-point plan for immigration, which includes tough new measures on people entering and leaving the country,…

Posted by demos on April 28th, 2015

The World Beyond

In an election campaign unique for its distinct lack of foreign policy debate, last Friday marked a distinct shift of gear. For…

Posted by demos on April 27th, 2015

Fair Accounting

It’s fair to say there’s been little love lost between the Coalition Government and disabled people as a group – and justifiably…

Posted by demos on April 24th, 2015

Power Failure

In a period dominated by big ‘P’ politics, there has been an important – and concerning – change to recent policy-making: the…

Posted by demos on April 23rd, 2015

On the Table

Foodbanks are in the news today, not for the first time in the election campaign. Food poverty has become a litmus test…

Posted by demos on April 22nd, 2015

Mapping the Political Twittersphere

Our Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM), a collaboration between Demos and the University of Sussex, is exploring the role…

Posted by demos on April 20th, 2015

How Twitter Judged the Challengers’ Debate

As part of our ongoing project analysing the role that social media is playing in the 2015 General Election, Demos – alongside…

Posted by demos on April 17th, 2015

Behind the Demons of the Digital Underworld

My heart was pounding as I waited for Paul to arrive at the train station where we’d agreed to meet. I’d been…

Posted by demos on April 16th, 2015