Enough’s enough: 6 essential steps to help clean up the reputation of British politics

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2012

We’ve been here before: many times, under many different governments. The latest addition to the lexicon of big money politics scandals is Peter Cruddas’s crude cash-for-access fundraising, with influence on government policy touted for £250,000 a pop. Under Labour, we witnessed the Bernie Ecclestone affair, as well as the cash-for-honours scandal. To date this shared […]

Chris Nicholson resigns as CentreForum chief executive, appointed Ed Davey’s new special advisor

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2012

When Chris Huhne resigned as energy and climate change secretary last month, he didn’t just create a vacancy in the cabinet — his departure also triggered some musical chairs elsewhere. The same day Ed Davey was appointed Chris Huhne’s sucessor, Duncan Brack and Joel Kenrick departed as Chris’s special advisors. You can read Duncan’s take […]