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  • Politics • Activism • Democracy
    Guillaume Liegey - 27 August 2015
    What lessons might the political party of the future draw from observing startups in pursuit of profitable business models?
  • EU • UK • Labour
    Umberto Marengo - 20 August 2015

    Abstaining from the debate on Britain’s future in the EU by propagating an over-simplified view of the union’s purpose is unsustainable

  • Economy • Populism • Politics
    Takis Pappas - 12 August 2015
    The correlation between economic hardship and rising populism is a weak one. The role of political and institutional crises should not be underestimated
  • Populism • Europe • Politics
    Stijn van Kessel - 12 August 2015
    Populist parties across Europe are proving their durability, maintaining their popularity after spells in government or a change of leader
  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    Jeremy Cliffe - 31 July 2015
    Those who both perceive and welcome the ongoing shift towards cosmopolitanism in Britain now need an emotive, cultural offer
  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira - 31 July 2015
    Addressing the economic insecurities of the anxious white middle-classes has to be part of Labour’s plan for political recovery
  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    Maria Sobolewska - 31 July 2015
    A race to win the support of cosmopolitan voters risks provoking lower turnouts and further voter disengagement
  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    David Goodhart - 30 July 2015

    It is a mistake to conflate ‘mainstream’ and ‘metropolitan’ liberalism

  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    Sunder Katwala - 30 July 2015

    The EU referendum will lead to both Britain’s populist Eurosceptics and utopian cosmopolitans having to seek majority consent

  • Britain's cosmopolitan future
    Philippe Legrain - 30 July 2015

    Courting younger voters could help ensure our politics catches up with social trends sooner rather than later

The Policy Network Observatory promotes critical debate and reflection on progressive politics. It is centre-left orientated but determinedly challenges social democracy. It is pro-European but restlessly questions EU institutions and practices.

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