13 June 2017

Historically, the Queen’s Speech has been considered a vote of confidence, with governments resigning if they lose it. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that while this vote is important, the Fixed-term Parliaments Act (FTPA) changes things.  

13 June 2017

The Conservatives' manifesto proposals for social care – labelled a “dementia tax” – was a turning point in the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins says the question now is whether all proposals for social care reform are a dead letter for this Parliament, given the Government’s lack of a majority.

12 June 2017

This election shows that the electorate are concerned about the pressures in public services. Dr Emily Andrews says a new spending review, driven by evidence of where the problems lie, will help address these long-standing issues.

12 June 2017

Stability is the general theme: a Prime Minister unable to make the radical changes she may have envisaged. But Jill Rutter asks if the Prime Minister made the right changes to help her manage her precarious situation.

09 June 2017

The decision by Theresa May to seek to form a government with support from Ulster’s Democratic Unionists will have implications for the way she negotiates Brexit, Jill Rutter argues.

09 June 2017

Bronwen Maddox says the election result means there will be pressure for a much “softer” version of Brexit.

09 June 2017

The UK seems set to enter a period of minority government with Theresa May remaining in office, supported by some form of cooperation arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Akash Paun looks at ‘confidence and supply’ agreements.

09 June 2017

Gavin Freeguard and Aron Cheung look at what the election result means for government.

09 June 2017

A hung parliament is a possible – if still unlikely – outcome of the election on Thursday. Akash Paun discusses* what would happen next. [This post was published on 6 June]

*wildly speculates about

09 June 2017

This is supposed to be the Brexit election. But Jill Rutter says we don’t know much more about the prospects for Brexit from the Labour and Conservative manifestos.

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