On Monday night riots in London turned into a serious crisis. On what aspects will the Government be held to account, and how can they learn for the future? Dr Catherine Haddon reflects on crisis management lessons.
Yesterday both the Daily Mail and The Times reported on the apparent explosion in the recruitment of civil service and quango bureaucrats since the last election. But dig a little deeper and all is not as it first appears.
The replacement of every council leader in England with a directly elected mayor - that is the aim of the English Democrats’ new campaign intended to breathe competition and accountability into local government.
The most distinctive and internationally famous feature of British politics and Parliament is Prime Minister’s questions which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. The raucousness, noise, and adversarial point-scoring have often been deplored, not least by successive Speakers of the Commons. It is inconceivable, however, that it could ever cease.