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The Centre for Opposition Studies

Discussion of political opposition with leading academics, politicians and commentators, presented by Dr Nigel Fletcher of the Centre for Opposition Studies.

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28: Sue Gray goes into Opposition?

An unscheduled EMERGENCY episode (!) prompted by the resignation of senior Civil Servant Sue Gray to take up a job... more

06 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
OppositionCast - An Update!

New Year, new episodes! An update from Nigel Fletcher on our plans for the podcast in 2023, including more topical... more

24 Jan 2023 · 4 minutes
27: Iran, Russia and Ukraine

With protests continuing on the streets of Iran against the country's authoritarian regime, and the Ukrainian people continuing their defiance... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
26: Polling and Public Opinion

As the Conservative Party suffers a collapse in its opinion poll rating, Nigel speaks to pollster Chris Curtis of Opinium... more

14 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
25: Things Can Only Get Better for Labour?

There is a new mood of confidence around the Labour Party as it takes a substantial lead in the opinion... more

30 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
24: Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition

In this special episode, we pay tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the week of her State... more

23 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
23: Lord Norton and Baroness Royall: Making Sense of Opposition

This episode features extracts from the first Opposition Studies Conference, held in July 2022 at King's College London. Baroness Royall... more

24 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
22: Labour and its mythology; with Anthony Broxton

The Labour Party, perhaps more than other parties, has a keen sense of its own history. In this episode... more

07 Mar 2022 · 52 minutes
21: Labour and the politics of ideas; with Dr Patrick Diamond

How important are ideas to an opposition party seeking election? How has the Labour Party struggled to balance ideology and... more

26 Jan 2022 · 51 minutes
20: Neil Kinnock in Conversation with Peter Hennessy

We're back with a Christmas Special, and a real treat from the archives of the Centre for Opposition Studies. In... more

22 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
28: Sue Gray goes into Opposition?
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