Archie Ratcliffe: For A Confirmatory Vote

If the European Parliament elections have taught us anything, it is that no side really won. Yes, the Brexit Party and Nigel Farage gained the most seats, but the Liberal Democrats smashed those elections too. What was mainly evidenced was that the two main parties are no longer fit for purpose and their policies of compromise have not resonated with the public. … More Archie Ratcliffe: For A Confirmatory Vote

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What is so important about identity politics?

As a Conservative, I merely thought the concept of identity politics was a pawn being used by Corbyn and the Labour party in order to manipulate the electorate to persuade them that because who they are they had no choice but to vote for Corbyn. But one thing has changed my mind since then. … More What is so important about identity politics?

The Public and Parliament- Why have we lost respect for politicians?

Public perceptions of MPs and Westminster has rarely ever been so negative, and fewer people are turning out to vote. But what is it about the way politics is conducted in Britain today that has put so many off? Could it be a result of the archaic traditions, shown most prominently at the state opening of … More The Public and Parliament- Why have we lost respect for politicians?