Archive: Open Vs Closed

Open vs closed: New political identities could see voters switch parties more easily

European election analysis: Open-closed divide means voters can switch parties more easily

Voters seem happier to swap party affiliation over social liberalism issues than they ever did over left-right issues, raising the prospect of a major upset at the European elections.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Security vs privacy - how do we get the balance right?

    ESRC: Security vs privacy - how do we get the balance right?

  • Landmark Freedom of Information victory for BHA vs Department for Education

    In a major ruling, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has won its case against the Department for Education (DfE) over its refusal to publish a list of all groups proposing to establish Free Schools. In a judgement today, the Information Tribunal ruled that the DfE must publish the names, locations and religions of all groups that have applied to run one.

  • NUT: 401 Sure Start Children’s Centres closed

    Commenting on the figures revealed today by Labour, obtained through Parliamentary questions, showing the number of Sure Start centres which are closing, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “It is wrong for the Government to be cutting funding to Sure Start Children’s Centres which is causing the closure of so many and the scaling down of services in many others."

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