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Experts react to the Spending Review: what next for the Conservative Party?

Quinn, Tom, Griffiths, Simon, Bale, Tim, Barker, Rodney and Garnett, Mark (2015) Experts react to the Spending Review: what next for the Conservative Party? British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

We asked experts to react to the 2015 Spending Review, with a particular focus on the Conservative Party moving forward. Tom Quinn sees a pitch for swing voters and the centre ground. Simon Griffiths points towards George Osborne’s ability as a political tactician, and Tim Bale also argues that Osborne is on target to be the next Conservative Party leader. However, Rodney Barker wonders how long it will be until the policies and rhetoric of austerity come back to bite the Chancellor. Mark Garnnett agrees and raises a further crucial point: is the Office of Budget Responsibility on its way to becoming a political tool? And finally, our commentators seem to agree – Labour in Opposition is in trouble, and the less said about that little red book, the better.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 08:26
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 23:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73540

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