How should I vote?

Today, Demos and Bite the Ballot are announcing a crowd-funding campaign to build the first ever Voter Advice Application designed for young people….

Posted by demos on October 27th, 2014

Direct democracy?

We wake today into a new political dawn. UKIP has won their first Parliamentary seat, and very nearly…

Posted by demos on October 10th, 2014

Statelessness isn’t a solution

With increasing frequency, the withdrawal of British citizenship is being used as a national security tool. Since 2002, 53 people have been…

Posted by demos on September 10th, 2014

The performance of terrorism

It is an image we won’t forget: of what appears to be the US journalist James Foley being decapitated by an Islamic…

Posted by demos on August 21st, 2014

Scotland decides. What about Twitter?

At 8pm tonight head of the Better Together Campaign Alistair Darling faces SNP leader Alex Salmond in a televised debate about Scotland’s…

Posted by demos on August 5th, 2014

Gaps within gaps

Today sees the release of a report by the Commons Education Select Committee that shows poor white British students – both…

Posted by demos on June 18th, 2014

Common wealth

The Commonwealth Games began in Scotland this week with great fanfare, shortly after the football World Cup came to an end in…

Posted by demos on June 25th, 2014

A model for digital democracy

A sense that all citizens of a state have a stake, and a say, in the process of government is in some…

Posted by demos on June 11th, 2014

The urgent question

Why are all women not having regular cervical screening? To the ladies in the audience (and the gents with an imagination), the…

Posted by demos on June 8th, 2014

Trust in the community

Demos has always been interested in power. And not just in the conventional way that almost everyone is interested in power –…

Posted by demos on June 5th, 2014

Two cheers for populism

A democracy in which everyone agreed wouldn’t be worthy of the name. Liberal democracies are meant to be – need to be…

Posted by demos on May 30th, 2014

In Europe we do not trust

Across Europe, anti-EU political parties are on the rise, and are expected to continue this trend in the current elections. One recent…

Posted by demos on May 23rd, 2014

Scouting for character

Politicians on both sides of the despatch box have recently emphasised the importance of building ‘character’ into our education system. The Prime…

Posted by demos on May 15th, 2014

Monitoring misogyny

Women are more likely to be subjected to more bullying, hateful, abusive and threatening language on various social media platforms than men….

Posted by demos on May 10th, 2014

Piketty makes an argument for John Lewis

JM Keynes’ General Theory was published seven years after the New York stock market crash of 1929. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was published…

Posted by demos on May 2nd, 2014

A return to ‘relationship banking’?

The recent news that Dad’s Army, the wartime comedy, is to be re-made as a feature film was greeted with a sceptical response in…

Posted by demos on May 1st, 2014

ESOL policy needs a re-think

Net migration to Britain has been running between 200,000 and 250,000 per year over the past decade. Despite what political rhetoric sometimes…

Posted by demos on April 24th, 2014

An unpalatable truth

Figures released today by the Trussell Trust show that almost 1 million food parcels – 913,138 – were handed out by its food…

Posted by demos on April 16th, 2014

The method in the madness

The idea began light-heartedly – it was an opportunity to road-test the real-time rapid response capabilities of our social media analysis software…

Posted by demos on April 10th, 2014

Evidence-based campaigning

On a day when the Work and Pensions select committee confirms the Universal Credit IT system is becoming a white elephant and the…

Posted by demos on April 9th, 2014