Andy Williamson, Governor of Demsoc, has written about how the different General Election manifestos stack up on digital and democratic reform. Covered in two articles, the analysis looks at four areas: broadband, digital inclusion, open government and democratic reform. Read analysis for Labour and Conservatives Read analysis for the Greens, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and UKIP
Perhaps a bit worrying, given my job, that I only got 9 out of 15. It’s a nice little quiz, though. Only complaint is that the wrong answers slowly fade out, preventing you (well, me, YMMV) from scrolling on to the next one for a moment. Can you tell which policy belongs to which party?
Nick Robinson explains that manifestos still matter: Roll up, roll up – it’s time to read those manifestos. These manifestos will be written for one-party government, but although people feel that politicians break their promises even more in coalition, the manifesto arguably becomes more important when coalitions or alliances are needed, as it sets out the philosophy Read More
Marina Hyde has a good article in the Guardian talking about the way in which party leaders’ appearances for the election have been sanitised to North Korean levels – even Man of the People Farage is hustled out of the back of a factory to avoid protestors. She argues, and I can see why, that Read More
Kit Bradshaw, a public sector press officer, writes about how he used Twitter to secure visits from two prospective parliamentary candidates. You can find Kit on Twitter @kitbradshaw and read his blog online. The mediocrity of this year’s General Election campaign was brought into sharp focus by #Milifandom. The extent of the coverage it received just shows how Read More
Catherine at the Institute for Government has a blog that can be summarised roughly as “Fixed Term Parliaments Act: Nobody knows anything”. Well, actually Catherine knows quite a lot, including how the Act doesn’t specify who would run the country if a Government lost a vote of confidence, but the Commons didn’t vote to call Read More
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