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About Ed Straw

Ed Straw is a Visiting Fellow in Applied Systems Thinking in Practice at the Open University, writer and campaigner for the reformation of government, former chair of Relate and Demos, partner and board member at PwC, and government and Labour party adviser.

Articles by Ed Straw

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Duality, dualism, duelling and Brexit

Taking this opportunity to rethink a part of government crucial to a fair and dynamic society would be good politics. Whitehall is no more capable of doing this than Brussels.

Why didn't Labour win?

Bad governance has resulted in a steady diminution of voter credit, which has progressively accumulated into a loss of confidence that the party can govern.

Is the civil service reformable?

A bi-partisan approach to reform is currently adopted, but can it work?

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