Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, and Chair of the Policy Network think-tank. He is the former Head of Policy Planning in the UK Prime Minister’s Office.

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Defending Progressivism

The profound difficulty for his concept though is that he lacks both a rigorous analysis of capitalism, and a clear understanding of the enduring importance of nation-states.

Shaping the campaign

This post originally appeared on the Fabian Society website The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic …

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UK elections: Labour fights back

Despite predictions of electoral disaster for the Labour Party before the UK election, its leader Jeremy Corbyn managed to secure 40% of the popular vote, its best performance since Tony Blair’s victories in 1997 and 2001. The party’s campaign featured an effective use of social media, traditional door to door canvassing and very successful open …

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Do Progressive Economics Still Influence Politics?

Economic ideas always have the potential to influence politics, but the relationship is hardly straightforward. Indeed, it was John Maynard Keynes, one of the most celebrated progressive economists of the twentieth century, who once wrote: ‘Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct …

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