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Philippa Stroud and Matthew Elliott set out a theory to deliver transformational change

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Addressing the challenges confronting our generation will take visionary thinking and commitment. But more importantly, it will require us to build a movement of people dedicated to improving our societies.

Our CEO Philippa Stroud and Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott delivered a lecture examining how we can construct a Theory of Change. They shared their personal stories and the principles and lessons they’ve learnt delivering major change and reform to the UK. Drawing upon this experience as well as historic campaigns such as Wilberforce’s efforts to abolish slavery and the Anti-Corn Law League, Matthew and Philippa set out the five steps to successfully effect transformational change:

  1. Articulating the problem
  2. Finding the solution
  3. Building a coalition of support
  4. Persuading the decision makers
  5. Implementing the solution

They concluded with a look into the Institute’s new research programme, which seeks to address the major challenges of our generation and to shape the values, ideas and policies, which will transform society and see all people prosper, creating the pathways from poverty to prosperity.

Listen to the lecture here.

Commentary

In Unherd Matthew Elliott says modern populism is not simply a result of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Modern populism is not simply a result of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. This phenomenon has been disrupting continental European politics since the 1990s. Populist parties, particularly those of a nationalist persuasion, have been an enduring part of the political landscape in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland for decades. Many people have felt unheard for a very long time.

The word ‘populist’ has become so commonly used by journalists and pundits that its meaning is often vague, so it’s worth defining at the outset....Populism is largely empty of specific policy proposals regarding the economy, foreign policy or welfare. What unifies all populists is the moral claim of democratic legitimacy and a call to give more power to ‘the people,’ either through democratic or constitutional reforms.

Read the full article in Unherd.

Read Matthew's paper on public opinion in the post-Brexit era here.


Commentary

Catch up on the media coverage of our latest paper on public opinion in the post-Brexit era

Monday, 2 October 2017

A landmark study of public opinion in the UK post the General Election has found that there is widespread support for Labour’s nationalisation agenda and much less support for free enterprise. Public opinion in the post-Brexit era—written by our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott and co-authored with Populus’ James Kanagasooriam, has received extensive media coverage. We've included a selection of this coverage below. You can read the comment pieces here.

 


Commentary

Read a selection of comment pieces related to our latest paper on public opinion in the post-Brexit era

Monday, 2 October 2017

A landmark study of public opinion in the UK post the General Election has found that there is widespread support for Labour’s nationalisation agenda and much less support for free enterprise. Public opinion in the post-Brexit era—written by our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott and co-authored with Populus’ James Kanagasooriam, has received extensive media coverage. We've included a selection of comment pieces below. You can read other media coverage of the paper here


Publications

Public opinion in the post-Brexit era: Economic attitudes in modern Britain

Friday, 29 September 2017

A landmark study of public opinion in the UK post the General Election has found that there is widespread support for Labour’s nationalisation agenda and much less support for free enterprise.

Public opinion in the post-Brexit era—written by our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott and co-authored with Populus’ James Kanagasooriam—paints an unvarnished picture of what the public think about enterprise, regulation, big business, banks, nationalisation, capitalism and socialism, suggesting that support for capitalism is in crisis. It suggests that economic attitudes in the country are further to the left than is widely appreciated, posing a challenge for those who have seen at first hand the power of competition, entrepreneurship and free trade to drive prosperity.

This report is the beginning of a new phase of work at the Legatum Institute. Having published reports on the Dutch, French and German elections this year, looking at right-wing populists such as Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen and the Alternative für Deutschland, Matthew Elliott will now be looking more closely at left-wing populists. This research will not just cover Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, but also Bernie Sanders in the US, the GreenLeft in the Netherlands, Jean-Luc Mélenchon in France and The Left in Germany. Having witnessed the growing popularity of populist ideas, we intend to explore the reasons for these attitudes and identify what can be done—by opinion-formers, politicians and the public —to explain the case for free enterprise more effectively.

Read the paper here.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott writes the bluffer's guide to the German election in The Times Red Box

Friday, 22 September 2017

In The Times Red Box our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes a guide to Sunday's election in German. This follows the publication of his Brief Guide to the German Election, co-authored with Claudia Chwalisz from Populus.

Read the full article here.


Publications

A brief guide to the German election: Merkel's coalition crossroads

Friday, 15 September 2017

In this report, published on the eve of the Bundestag election, we try to answer another relevant question: why has populism failed to take off in Germany? The extreme forces on both sides of the political spectrum have remained at the fringe, despite Germany facing the same forces of global change as its neighbours. We explore to what extent this is down to Angela Merkel’s leadership or historical and economic reasons.

Read the guide here.


Commentary

In City A.M. Matthew Elliott explains why the German elections matter, despite the outcome being inevitable

Friday, 15 September 2017

Ahead of the German election, our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott has produced a paper with Claudia Chwalisz from Populus explaining why populism has failed in Germany. In City A.M. Matthew says that despite Angela Merkel's inevitable victory, the election result is still important because the result will have a significant impact for two reasons: the composition of the coalition, and the impact on the Brexit negotiations and future EU integration.

Read the full article here.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott tells City A.M. readers that a string of new appointments has re-energised Downing Street and renewed its focus on delivering the best deal for Britain

Friday, 4 August 2017

In City A.M.’s guest notes our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott reflects on the success of the Prime Minister’s new appointees and the renewed energy this has brought to Downting Street. Matthew explains why it’s crucial for the Government to deliver on its pledge to build more homes and observes that business leaders are still seeking confidence-boosting measures. Matthew finishes by putting forward the case for the Taoiseach to push for a strong EU-UK trade deal. A case that will be looked at in detail in a paper we will be publishing shortly. 

Read the full article here

Commentary

Matthew Elliott shares his vision for Brexit in an interview with Financial News

Monday, 24 July 2017

In his interview with Financial News, Matthew discusses his vision for a global Britain following Brexit, a vision he believes the Prime Minister shares. 

He is optimistic that the UK can secure a good deal: "The immediate reaction after the referendum from some parts of the EU was that we must punish the UK and make it as difficult as possible, but if you look at the mood music coming from Brussels and Michel Barnier [the EU's chief negotiator] now, it's all about how can we work out a deal that is the best possible for both sides."

Read the full interview here


Commentary

Matthew Elliott sets out why we must restate the case for free trade

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

In an interview with Atlas Network, Matthew says, "I think we need to start making the case again for free trade." He went on to highlight the importance in getting a free trade agreement between the UK and EU.

Read the full article here


Commentary

Watch Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott interviewed on Daily Politics about Brexit, one year on.

Friday, 23 June 2017

One year on from the vote to leave the EU, our Senior Fellow was interviewed by BBC's Daily Politics about his thoughts on the process so far and his predictions for how Brexit negotiations will proceed. Matthew explained why is he positive about the UK's future and the opportunities that are available now that the UK is leaving the EU.

Watch the interview here.


Publications

French Legislative Elections 2017: First Round Analysis

Thursday, 15 June 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. Following on from his analysis of the French presidential election, this short paper provides an analysis after the first round of voting in the legislative elections.


Commentary

Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott recently visited America where he made the case for a strong US-UK trade deal

Monday, 22 May 2017

During a recent trip to the United States, our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott visited seven states making the case for the US-UK trade deal through a series of speeches, debates and interviews.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott discusses the French election on Sky News

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott discussed all the latest on the French election with Adam Boulton on All Out Politics.

Watch the interview here


Commentary

Macron won’t win by a landslide

Monday, 24 April 2017

Following the publication of his guide to the French elections, Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for The Times Red Box that he doesn't predict Emmanuel Macron winning by a landslide and discusses whether populism will be dead following this French election. 

Read the full article here.


Commentary

A victory for centrist and EU-phile Emmanuel Macron could ultimately be good for Brexit

Monday, 24 April 2017

Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for City A.M. about the implications for the euro, the EU and Brexit should Emmanuel Macron win the French election as predicted by pollsters.

Read the full article here.


Commentary

A Populist Win For Le Pen Or Mélenchon Would Be A Bigger Crisis For The EU Than Brexit

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for the Huffington Post about the impact of a populist win in the upcoming French elections on the rest of the European Union.

Read the full article here.


Publications

A brief guide to the French election: Populism across the spectrum —left, right and centre

Friday, 21 April 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. His second paper is a brief guide to the French election, taking place on Sunday 23 April. Will Marine Le Pen succeed where Geert Wilders failed.


Commentary

Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott was recently interviewed by the International Business Times.

Monday, 10 April 2017

In an interview for the International Business Times, Matthew talked about his upcoming work at the Legatum Institute as he shared what he is doing following the success of the Vote Leave campaign. 

You can view the interview here


Commentary

Facing the challenges of Brexit

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott was a keynote speaker at a business conference in Berlin on ‘Facing the challenges of Brexit’. The conference was organised by INREV, the pan-European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. Matthew spoke alongside Karel Lannoo, CEO of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).


Commentary

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by BBC News for his thoughts on the historic triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, shared his analysis with BBC News on the future for the UK now that Article 50 has been triggered.

Watch the interview here.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by Sky News for his analysis of the triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

With the historic triggering of Article 50, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed by Sky News on how this will shape the UK's future and the opportunities presented.

Watch the interview here.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by BBC Radio Humberside on the triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

BBC Radio Humberside asked Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott,for his thoughts on the opportunities for Britain now that Article 50 has been triggered.

Listen to the interview here.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott on Sky News discussing the Dutch election results.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed by Sky News on the Dutch election results, Brexit and the rise of populism.


Publications

Overnight Analysis: Dutch Election 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. Following Matthew's pre-election guide to the Dutch election, this short report provides an immediate post-election analysis of the results. A longer paper will be published later in the year with a more considered analysis of the voting patterns and the new coalition government.


Commentary

Matthew Elliott on BBC Radio 5 live on the Dutch election result.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night programme. 


Commentary

Matthew Elliott provides everything you need to know about the Dutch elections in CapX.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes a useful guides for CapX on the Dutch elections, following the release of his paper ahead of the election which provides context for these elections and looks at the rise of populism.

Read the article in CapX here.

Commentary

Matthew Elliott writes for City A.M. on the upcoming Dutch election.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes for City A.M. that ahead of the Dutch election it is important not to overplay the similarities between Brexit voters and Geert Wilders' Dutch populists. 


Publications

A brief guide to the Dutch election: Will the rise of populism continue into 2017?

Monday, 13 March 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. His first paper is a brief guide to the Dutch election, taking place on Wednesday 15 March. Will the rise of populism continue into 2017?


Press Release

Legatum Institute Appoints Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow.