I am the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute, in Florence.  

I am a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

My main areas of research and teaching are comparative, European, and EU political behaviour and institutions – in particular parties and party systems, public opinion and voting behaviour, electoral systems and the design of democracy, and legislative behaviour.

This is exactly why he should resign, as anything he does now will be seen as “to save his premiership”, rather than judged on the merits or demerits of the policy itself https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jan/16/boris-johnson-accused-of-targeting-bbc-to-save-his-premiership?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Insightful piece by Neal Ascherson https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/16/scotland-tory-party-will-thrive-is-boris-johnson-and-england-are-jettisoned?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

I worked with Paul Myners during the global financial crisis while in government back in 2008 and he was a real tower of strength throughout that time. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jan/16/paul-myners-tower-of-strength-in-financial-crisis-dies-aged-73

Labour’s lead over the Conservatives is now around 11 percentage points.

To put that figure in context, it’s the highest lead for Labour since *2002*, two decades ago!

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