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Voting on Brexit

Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit deal will be more than a yes-or-no choice. If government ministers

Shareholders, not politicians, should decide on takeovers

The ongoing controversy over Melrose’s purchase of engineering company GKN illustrates many common misunderstandings about how free

Opportunities for Commonwealth development

In April 2018, heads of government from across the Commonwealth gather for the Commonwealth Summit to discuss

Libya’s war economy: predation, profiteering and state weakness

Libya suffers from interlinked political, security and economic crises that are weakening state institutions, damaging its economy

Devolution after Brexit: managing the environment, agriculture and fisheries

Brexit means all four governments of the UK – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Westminster – must

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Book Launch: Come On! Capitalism, short-termism, population and the destruction of the planet

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Dr Dambisa Moyo to discuss how we develop the courage to bring about transformational change

Dr Moyo, who was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World,

A civil service fit for the future

The Institute for Government is delighted to welcome John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent

Launch of ‘Burning injustices’ essay collection

Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation are co-publishing a new, cross-party essay collection on ‘Burning injustices’. Current

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