Anti-politics: the Lib Dem problem

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2014

A very interesting blog-post from two Southampton academics, Will Jennings and Jerry Stoker – Parties and anti-politics – examines the problems each of the four parties has with the current mood of anti-politics (hat-tip John Rentoul). Its introduction summarises its argument: How and why do political parties struggle to ‘get’ anti-politics? They all nod in […]

Scotland votes today: 8 things that have struck me about the independence campaign

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2014

My own position remains unchanged from February: “If I were a Scot with a vote in September, I’m not sure which side I would favour. I see no reason why an independent Scotland wouldn’t do quite well out of new arrangements, but it would of course be a risky venture into the unknown (which is […]