This book shines a bright light on the murky dealings surrounding politics, PR, big business and journalism, but the real issue it uncovers may not be lobbying but rather the dire state of our democracy.
In collaboration with OurKingdom, the Centre
for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck are hosting a free debate on April 24 about the future of mass party politics - is radical reform needed, or will we move beyond parties completely?
UKIP is a work in progress. Its membership
is among the most receptive to policies which many see as left wing, and its
structure will almost inevitably encourage policy initiatives which reflect
this. A new book, ‘Revolt on the right’,
has started the process of making this understood.
The series screenwriter and producer of 37 Days, a three-parter in the BBC's mammoth four-year commemoration of the First World War, takes issue with David Elstein's criticisms. The past is another country - but wars can be fought over it just the same.
As has become clear, the universities are colluding with police and even the unions to clamp down on student protest and workers demands. There is a common strand that links these elements, and the overall picture is deeply alarming.