This is one for the diary… The battle of ideas 2010 will be a two-day festival of high-level, thought-provoking debate organised by the Institute of Ideas and hosted by the Royal College of Art. Interesting people and the fact that its in October might mean I make time to make it. Thanks to Sharmini for this.
Some article links:
Size isn’t everything – history shows that it takes more than a majority of members of parliament to make a strong and purposeful government.
Mick Hume, spiked, 10 March 2010
Parliament vote through technical reforms to reconnect with the voting public.
Stuart Wilks-Heeg, openDemocracy, 5 March 2010
Cameron’s team sees itself as the good guys but, viewed from the outside, the whole system is decomposing.
Rafael Behr, New Statesman, 4 March 2010
Polling reveals deep public ambivalence about the upcoming election and a disintegration of faith in the mainstream political parties.
Stuart Wilks-Heeg and David Ells, openDemocracy, 2 March 2010
Defeating the BNP needs more than a press strategy. It needs politicians to address their abandonment of the working class
James Bethell, Guardian Comment is free, 26 February 2010