Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Bronwen Maddox says his victory not only poses immediate questions about the direction of the US – it raises bigger questions about how to govern a deeply divided country.
The Civil Service has been accused of failing to do contingency planning for Brexit. There are no constitutional barriers for planning for a change in the US, but, Jill Rutter writes, the right-field candidacy of Donald Trump will be raising its own problems.
Collective cabinet responsibility will be set aside for the second time in a year, this time over Heathrow. Dr Catherine Haddon says this tactic is highly unusual and something Theresa May could come to regret.
The big theme of Theresa May’s first conference speech as Prime Minister was that ‘change is going to come’. Her warm-up act, Ruth Davidson, reminded the party faithful that while men spoke, it was women who got things done. But, Emma Norris says it is going to be an uphill struggle for Theresa May to meet her ambitious promises to deliver an ‘economy and society that works for everyone.’
The months since the UK voted to leave the European Union have been some of the most tumultuous times in British politics that many of us can remember. Commentators have suggested that people have lost faith in politicians and experts. And much has been written about the deep divide between people who voted Leave and people who voted Remain. But new polling published today by the Institute for Government challenges much of this analysis. Emma Norris highlights the five big messages.
Last week the Institute for Government ran its first ever work experience programme. Four A-Level Politics students from Pimlico Academy spent the week with us, gaining experience of working at a think tank and supporting our work on Brexit, parliament and devolution. In this blog, Beverley Agyekum, Sophie Winter, Chloe Hook, and Nazmin Hussain share their reflections on their week with us.