Prospect is running a series of events and articles in the run up to May’s general election, exploring how Britain should run itself in the wake of the Scottish referendum.
See our events page for details of upcoming roundtables and talks.
Who pays for our politics? Public funding of political parties is not perfect, but it’s better than the alternative—a system in which rich donors and trade unions can buy influence, writes Vernon Bogdanor.
Time to cut the House of Lords down to size The Scottish referendum raised all sorts of questions about the purpose of the House of Lords—but the most urgent task is to reduce its numbers, says Meg Russell.
Roundtable discussion: How should the House of Lords be reformed
Time to ditch “first past the post” In Modern Britain, with so many parties, our electoral system is no longer fit for purpose, writes Vernon Bogdanor.
Don’t abandon the Barnett formula The Barnett formula raises all sorts of questions about how public spending is distributed around the UK. But we should think twice before abandoning it, writes John McTernan.
The English question It’s time for the UK to give England more of a voice—and this is how to do it, writes Jim Gallagher.
What do voters want from devolution? Voters are clear what they want Westminster to do—and not do, writes Peter Kellner.
Give the Welsh more power Ignored, neglected and patronised, Wales may now prompt as much change to the UK as has Scotland, writes Kenneth O Morgan.
Devolution: Where does Wales fit in? The Prime Minister is getting bogged down in a farcical debate on “English Votes for English Laws,” writes Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones.
The morning after: drawing up a blueprint for Britain What does the future of Britain look like, asks Bronwen Maddox.