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British Political Parties in Europe
Author: Renaud Thillaye
Date:02 April 2014
This new Policy Network paper investigates how successful political parties have been at using the power of European politics. By analysing the voting patterns of British MEPs during the last European Parliament’s mandate (2009-2014), it highlights how often Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP participated in winning coalitions and have influenced policymaking in 15 of the European Parliament's most important decisions.

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Competing in a Race to the Top
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:04 March 2014
Andrew Adonis haspublished a Policy Network paper outlining the findings from his survey of more than 200 employers on the barriers to economic growth.
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The Europe Dilemma
Author: Roger Liddle
Date:26 February 2014
In his new book, Policy Network chairman Roger Liddle critically explores Britain’s chequered history with Europe and the critical choices that burden past, present and future governments.
Governing Britain
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:14 February 2014
Drawing on an unprecedented level of access and wide-ranging interviews with former ministers, senior civil servants and political advisers, Policy Network vice-chair Patrick Diamond examines the administrative and political machinery serving the British Prime Minister.
Contracts not Hand-Outs
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:27 January 2014
Andrew Adonis has today published a Policy Network paper calling for government to radically improve its own commercial relationship with small businesses.
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Labour’s Economic Path to Power
Author: Patrick Diamond
Date:02 December 2013
After three years of stagnation, the British economy is showing tentative signs of recovery. Growth may be unbalanced and anaemic, but the threat of a ‘triple dip’ recession has been averted. More voters agree that the British economy is on the road to recovery, a change of mood that is altering the terms of political argument in British politics.
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Making Markets Work
Author: Thomas Aubrey
Date:03 October 2013
The complacency with which an ever increasing amount of tax payers’ money was used to counter the worst excesses of the market has weakened centre-left parties in the fall-out from the financial crisis. This form of redress is not only no longer politically viable, but it also fails to address the underlying cause of the problem.
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Progressive Politics after the Crash
Author: Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond and Michael McTernan
Date:02 September 2013
Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for traditional social democratic policy programmes have been disappointed. It is not only the irrationality of markets which is the focus of public discontent, but the inefficiency of states and the inability of elected governments to humanise and control global market capitalism.
Left without a Future?
Author: Anthony Painter
Date:08 July 2013
Left without a Future? poses a simple question: despite the failure of neo-liberalism, why has the left failed to provide an alternative that resonates? In a context of enormous social and economic change, the centre-left has not found a convincing new governing statecraft. Now it must seek to create a practical new vision in anxious rather than prosperous times.
Takeovers and the Public Interest
Author: Aeron Davis, David Offenbach, Richard Stevens & Nick Grant
Date:04 July 2013
For the last three decades annual percentage rises in executive pay for large FTSE companies in the UK have grown at a rate far outstripping those of both company growth and productivity rates while at the same time real wages have fallen for the majority of low and middle income earners. One driver of this trend is that financial activity including takeover activity, has become increasingly short-termist in nature.
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