The UK government is embroiled in a sleaze scandal after a Conservative Member of Parliament was found to have lobbied for a company in which he held a second job. Simon Weschle argues that these jobs have systematic consequences for how legislators behave in parliament â€” some problematic, some not Read more
Andrew S. Roe-Crines
According to oneâ€™s personal perspective, Jeremy Corbynâ€™s leadership either wrecked the Labour Party, or came close to saving it. But where does â€˜Corbynismâ€™ stand now under new leader Keir Starmer? Andrew S. Roe-Crines argues that it is entrenched in a longstanding historical debate about what Labour stands for Read more
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to a politics of â€˜levelling upâ€™ as the defining ambition of his government. Will Jennings, Lawrence McKay and Gerry Stoker argue that this may prove to be a long-lasting policy agenda, albeit one more of symbolism than substance Read more
BBC general election night programmes since the 1950s have become increasingly frontloaded with discussion of projected results. Stuart Wilks-Heeg and Peter Andersen explain how this shift has developed in tandem with exit polling, and consider the implications for how the politics of election night unfolds Read more
Too close an association between the BBC and the Union flag will damage the formerâ€™s claims to objectivity, writes Ruairidh Brown. It comes at a time when the impartiality of the service is increasingly challenged â€“ at home and abroad Read more
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