Unlike Churchill’s day, the likelihood of the emergence of a leader who can save the Party from its fall from grace seems to dwindle by the day
Dr Andy Price
Head of Politics at Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Andy Price has taught and researched in higher education for over 15 years, both in the UK and in Spain. His primary teaching and research interests are in political theory and in particular the political theory of new social movements. He was previously Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the Political Studies Association.
Despite the preening and the posturing that forms the bedrock of any conference season, battle lines are being drawn that may shape British political discourse for many years to come. And after Theresa May's speech in Manchester, it's clear that she will not be part of that future for very long.
05/10/2017 13:11 BST
Let's be under no illusion about the significance of what we have just seen: a Labour Party leader calling, at the party's annual conference, for the nationalisation of public utilities - not to cries of derision or the dropping of jaws, but to a standing ovation inside the hall and positive responses beyond.
28/09/2017 08:46 BST
As the dust begins to settle on the political earthquake that was GE2017 - whilst simultaneously, the ground begins to rumble for what could be GE2017 #2 - there are so many fascinating conclusions to reflect on. From the re-energised youth vote, to the hugely important changes in Scottish seats - and that's before we even get to what it means for Brexit - the lessons will take long to digest and understand.
18/06/2017 23:31 BST
If you do, go out next week and vote, not for the status quo, not for a hard Brexit, and not for a group of politicians who refuse to criticize the act of global vandalism we just seen across the pond. Whoever that means you must vote for instead is not the main point right now: what matters is that you do vote, now more than ever, and show your disaffection with those who currently hold political power.
02/06/2017 16:48 BST
After Manchester Attack It Is Right To Pause, But Then To Carry On - And Figure Out Why This Keeps Happening
Right now is the time for one other, overarching question. This question is entirely non-partisan: it's a question not just for this prime minister, but for all the previous prime ministers who have had to respond to such atrocious acts of terrors, and all of the prime ministers to come who, sadly, will no doubt have to respond to events like this in the future: we have to ask in a way we have never asked before - why does this keep happening?
24/05/2017 12:21 BST
With appetite for this election seemingly so low, and with the outcome already near certain, the first thing we must do is view the present situation as an opportunity to renew the business of politics in the UK. GE2017 should be seen as nothing short of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to break out of the Labour-Tory duopoly that the nation has clearly outgrown.
27/04/2017 17:28 BST
For the second time in less than 12 months, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has performed a breathtaking political U-turn.
21/04/2017 13:10 BST
09/03/2017 15:27 GMT
18/01/2017 15:52 GMT
Ever since the late 1970s, most of the nation states and corporate interests of the Western world have steadily pushed for deregulation towards a global open market. And as various people and groups have lost out, they have consistently met different forms of popular resistance.
29/11/2016 12:44 GMT
We can, and should, demand more of our leading politicians, demand that they set the tone of the entire political class; as the US election campaign vividly shows, we should start making that demand sooner rather than later.
01/11/2016 13:49 GMT
Whether we are left, or right, or centre, those of us interested in a peaceful future for ourselves, our families, and yes, even those we disagree with, should start to stand up against this kind of politics, before it is too late.
07/10/2016 15:48 BST
One thing we know for sure: to still maintain, as Mr Blair has done since, that the decision to invade was the right decision, shows his faith and judgement - much like our political class overall, post the EU referendum - are in a worse state now than they were 13 years ago.
12/07/2016 11:02 BST
It is in this decision making, first and foremost, that elected representatives should be held accountable to the wider electorate. Sadly, this notion is in crisis today, and in no small measure is generative of the major challenges we currently face.
01/01/1970 01:00 BST
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