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Past articles by Chaminda:

Energy Regulator Plans Help With Bills Through 'Increased Consumer Debt'

Exclusive: Energy regulator Ofgem is considering plans to help cash-strapped prepayment customers avoid getting disconnected – but only by getting ... → Read More

London Suburbs And Home Counties More Ethnically Diverse, Inner London More White Since 2010, Data Shows

Parts of outer London and the Home Counties have become significantly more ethnically diverse since 2010, while areas of inner London have become w... → Read More

Why is Covid modelling so controversial?

The tension between politicians, scientists and experts has become palpable in recent months, amid differing perceptions of how best to defeat the ... → Read More

Revealed: The custody rate for sexual offences has fallen to a 17-year low

Imprisonment of sexual offenders in England and Wales is at its lowest rate since at least 2003. → Read More

How Scotland’s Hate Crime Bill ignited a freedom of speech row

Critics of the Hate Crime Bill published last April argued it would silence “gender critical” feminists—fuelling the SNP’s ongoing trans rights dispute → Read More

A cold winter: How Covid-19 unemployment has hit England’s fuel poor areas

Campaigners warn lost income and lockdown restrictions could increase households’ risk of catching Covid-19 from cold and overcrowding. → Read More

Will the government’s new housebuilding plan really make homes cheaper?

Not while the planning system is riddled with contradictory incentives → Read More

Yes, politics has changed—but not because Jeremy Corbyn "won the argument"

The Conservatives are spending big. But not because of Labour setting the agenda → Read More

The headlines about the new Marmot austerity report are shocking. But the full details are worse

The report doesn't only detail the impact of austerity, but raises the prospect of long-term consequences far beyond what we have seen thus far → Read More

The problem with Labour's "community organising" pitch? It has no idea how to organise a community

It is entirely right that those battered by faceless administrators are represented and fought for. But there are practical issues that even the best of intentions cannot overcome → Read More

Social media is a part of elections now—so why are parties so bad at checking their candidates’ posts?

Among all the complexity of who survives and who doesn't, one thing is clear: the parties need a better process for examining, and approving, candidates → Read More

Tom Watson's exit is the end of the end for New Labour

The deputy leader’s wing of the party has failed and his decision to stand down is the inevitable result → Read More

The eleven things that will determine who wins this election

Predicting voter behaviour in our current complex circumstances is a fools' game—but there are certain factors that will determine how the election plays out → Read More

Why the London result will decide the next General Election

The capital doesn't have an especially high number of marginals. What it does have is three-way battlegrounds—and those will tell you all you need to know → Read More

The DUP response to Johnson's deal proves Leavers didn't know what they were voting for

If Leave means Leave, why are these Leavers against it? → Read More

Stand down, worried Remainers: Farage has nothing to gain from a deal with Johnson

A Johnson-Farage alliance is the stuff of Remainer nightmares—but it wouldn't be much good for Nigel Farage, either → Read More

The shredding of political convention started with austerity, not Brexit

The coalition’s radical right-wing economic agenda flouted basic norms and inflicted immense harm in the process → Read More

Why Theresa May's failings are the right's failings

It is May's decisions in Number 10 that ultimately led to her downfall. But her political problems are ones shared by the Conservative Party—and the wider British right → Read More

Change UK can tackle the European elections or be a party for the long-term—but it can't do both

In the short term, the "Tiggers" will fail to gain support—and crucial media coverage—unless they stress their Remain stance. But longer-term success requires a different strategy entirely → Read More

Why a Brexit Citizen's Assembly wouldn't work

It might give nervous politicians a way out—but don’t put too much faith in the ability of a Citizen's Assembly to actually create consensus around Brexit → Read More