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

Are These the Manifestos Voters Deserve?

Today’s manifesto launches from UKIP and the Liberal Democrats means all the main parties’ wares are finally on display. But as the…

Posted by demos on April 15th, 2015

Cameron Takes Tories Back to the Future

Yesterday’s big launch went well, with 1.6 million viewers excitedly tuning in to watch on television. But enough about Game of Thrones…

Posted by demos on April 14th, 2015

Not Quite New, Not Quite Blue

Much has been made of the similarity in language between Labour’s Manifesto today and Hilary Clinton’s campaign launch last night – but there is…

Posted by demos on April 13th, 2015

Young People, Political Participation and the 2015 General Election

Young people in the UK are increasingly disillusioned with electoral politics. Over the past three General Elections, an average of 40 percent…

Posted by demos on April 13th, 2015

Social Media Carves out a Fifth Estate

The increasing integration of new media technologies, and particularly social media, into our personal and working lives has heralded an enormous amount…

Posted by demos on April 10th, 2015

Food for thought

It’s little surprise that it was a question about food banks that kicked off last night’s leaders’ debate. The ‘food bank question’…

Posted by demos on March 27th, 2015

Method in the madness

David Cameron is a more skilful politician than most people seem to think. His statement this week that he would not seek a…

Posted by demos on March 25th, 2015

A tactical retreat?

‘The Tories will take Britain back to 1930s levels of spending’ might be Labour’s most important and effective slogan in this election.Even…

Posted by demos on March 19th, 2015

What’s going on

I know what Ed Miliband meant when he tweeted last week that:

‘I think Nigel Farage’s comments today are wrong, divisive and dangerous….

Posted by demos on March 16th, 2015

Debating the debates

The Prime Minister’s refusal to agree to the broadcasters’ ‘final’ offer on TV debates in the run up to May’s election has…

Posted by demos on March 9th, 2015