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About Desmond Cohen

Desmond Cohen was previously an Economic Advisor to HM Treasury, and subsequently Reader in economics and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at University of Sussex. Many Visiting Professorships in Economics at overseas universities including Berkeley, ANU  and Vassar. His most recent posts include Director of the HIV/AIDS and Development Pgm of UNDP, and advisor to the Drug Policy Reform Programme of the Soros Foundation.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

We may have another election but our unfair voting system still ignores most Britons

An analysis of how many people it takes to elect an MP shows most Britons are still being ignored during elections

The Glorious Referendum on the EU – Why it doesn’t represent the will of the people

With millions from Remain voting demographics excluded from the vote, and the result narrow, there's no reason for the government to see the Brexit result as final.

Brexit was a crisis long in the making

The Brexit vote was the reaping of years of deepening inequality, sown by the neoliberal policy programmes of successive governments.

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