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Are we at the beginning of the end of a two-party system?

  • by chris

Frank McKenna reflects on another turbulent week for the prime minister – and some internal party challenges for the Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer too. He wonders if the Tory and Labour coalitions are becoming too broad to manage and survive.

Are MPs becoming an endangered species?

  • by chris

The number of MPs standing down at the next election is growing. The number lining up to replace them is in decline. Why is politics no longer seen as the attractive career choice it once was?

A disease without any cure?

In his latest Downtown blog Frank McKenna reflects on the defections from the Labour and Conservative parties this week.