We’re back!

We rise like a phoenix, or like Lazarus, or something like that. We are back thanks to generous research funding from the University of Nottingham, stumping up some cash to keep us ticking over whilst we look for alternative sources of revenue.

This website will soon undergo a transformation (launched in 2004, it is now looking a bit battered and dated), and we will be launching our first briefing paper of the new parliament this week. Without giving away the headline figures just yet, it suffices to say that a coalition government has not led to an outbreak of peace and harmony on the backbenches. What we’ve seen so far leads us to suspect that we will have plenty of work on our hands over the next few years…