The Labour and Conservative manifestos offer voters a choice between a bigger state and a much bigger state, but Thomas Pope says these visions will be hard to deliver without stronger economic growth.
While there are good reasons to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, Raphael Hogarth says the next government must approach this project with care to avoid further problems.
The party manifestos offer massively different solutions on whether the state or the market economy are best placed to deliver for society and the economy, argues Giles Wilkes.
With both main political parties having now set out their promises and positions on tax, Dr Gemma Tetlow questions a failure to spell out who will pay for their promises of improved public services.
Bronwen Maddox weighs up the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.
The three main parties in England have acknowledged some of the problems in social care – but Graham Atkins argues that a parliamentary commission remains the best option to build lasting reform.
The main parties’ pledges to increase police numbers may not be enough to effectively deal with crime, and could create issues further down the line, argues Benoit Guerin.
While the winner of the next election will adopt a looser fiscal stance than recent governments, Thomas Pope says that any increases in capital spending must be carefully managed.
With the last royal commission ending 19 years ago, Marcus Shepheard argues that a new government should look elsewhere for solutions to complex policy questions.
The Conservatives have promised to end the Brexit process by the end of next year, but Joe Owen argues that this deadline is almost certain to be missed.