Welcome to Politics First, your non-partisan, bi-monthly magazine and website with a difference, published by the Academy for Parliamentary and Policy Studies. Instead of simply observing politics from the sidelines and following the agenda already set, Politics First helps to...
After a summer consumed by the phone hacking scandal, politicians converge on Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester for the conference season to discuss one issue which will not go away: tackling Britain’s deficit problem. In this issue of Politics First, Ed...
In 1992, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, US State Department official Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History. Nearly twenty years on, Fukuyama’s contentions remain as misguided as they were in 1992. Although the United States continues to...
The Health and Social Care Bill is one of the most controversial and polarising proposals put forward by the Coalition Government since it took office. Proponents of the Bill argue that reforming the NHS is not only necessary to...
Clive Betts, Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and Labour MP for Sheffield South East By common consensus, we need to be building about 250,000 new homes each year to meet housing need. That reflects building replacement...
Stewart McDonald, a member of the Transport Select Committee and Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South Decent transport does not just help people to get around. It opens up opportunities. It provides access to education, jobs and other communities. The...
Dr Paul Monaghan, Scottish National Party MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross On 8 November, 1965, Harold Wilson, then Prime Minister, authorised the establishment of the British Indian Ocean Territory. That act was far from benign. The establishment of...
Matthew Pennycook, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich “What if it’s a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” That was the question posed by one...
John Mann, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and Labour MP for Bassetlaw Since the establishment in 2000 of the Millennium Development Goals, great strides have been made in combating poverty and disease...

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Lord Norman Tebbit, Former Chairman of the Conservative Party and cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government Back in the 1950s and1960s, I was an airline pilot, living half of my life out of this country, staying in the same hotels,...

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