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  1. Politics is yourspace

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    Regardless of the outcome of May’s referendum on the alternative vote, our electoral system could be about to undergo a massive shift. Not because of the ambitions of politicians, nor those of campaigners, but because of something much more everyday: social networking. Social networking is transforming the electorate. More Britons...
  2. Protest and pandas: February press roundup

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    Prospect’s February issue has arrived on newsstands to the sound of smashed windows, cavalry charges and all manner of hollering. The cause of all this excitement has been our cover story, “The new age of protest,” and in particular, Shiv Malik’s interview with Hugh Orde, President of the Association of...
  3. November editorial: An autumn bonfire of pledges

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    Does it matter in our blasé, postmodern democracy whether political leaders keep their promises? The past few weeks have seen a bonfire of pledges—most dramatically the Tories abandoning universal child benefit and the Liberal Democrat leadership bowing to tuition fees. I think, on balance, both decisions are right; but what...
  4. Editorial: An autumn bonfire of pledges

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    Does it matter in our blasé, postmodern democracy whether political leaders keep their promises? The past few weeks have seen a bonfire of pledges—most dramatically the Tories abandoning universal child benefit and the Liberal Democrat leadership bowing to tuition fees. I think, on balance, both decisions are right; but what...
  5. Question Time needs an overhaul, fast

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    BBC1’s Question Time has hit a rock. The traditional format (one spokesperson from each of the three big parties, plus a couple of others) doesn’t work with coalition politics. Take last Thursday’s programme. Theresa May is minister for women and equality as well as home secretary. Strange no one calls...


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