DemsocMCR Launch Event Summary

Last week we launched Demsoc Manchester, our new hub that compliments the work we’re already doing in Brighton, Edinburgh and Brussels. Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed to an interesting and lively discussion. In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a quick summary of what happened on the night!   We asked the […]

Scotland: Law v. Politics

This row over the Scottish referendum is going to be fascinating. From a wonkish perspective, I almost hope that they don’t settle it before it goes to court. It’s a classic “law vs. politics” clash, as you can tell from the fact that the UK Government are going on about what is legally required, while […]

Brighton, Hove and First Past the Post

We were following the elections in our home city of Brighton over on our new Twitter account @DemsocBTN, which we’ll be using for our local activities alongside the main @Demsoc feed. As you might have read in the papers, the Green Party won the most seats, and are likely to form a minority cabinet. The […]

Lunchtime list for May 28th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: BP Decisions Made Well Vulnerable – The Wall Street Journal considers the background to the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, and how BP's bad decisions under pressure led to the disaster Devolution in Practice 2010 – IPPR have a new study on devolution, […]

Lunchtime list for 23 May 2010

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: How proportional is PR for Black and ethnic minority people? – Dr Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust considers the impact of AV and proportional representation on BME representation. (Left Foot Forward) Local collaboration will be even more necessary in the tough […]

Are you local?

Following the launch of the Labour and Tory manifestos one thing it seems both agree on is giving more ‘power to the people’, but what does that actually mean? According to the Guardian’s data blog the actual word ‘local’ appeared a similar number of times in both parties’ documents, although slightly more in Labour’s. The […]