Simple Politics

Simple Politics exists to simplify politics. Our founder and director, Tatton Spiller, was a teacher. He saw too many students and colleagues who couldn’t get a handle on politics. It all just seemed too big and too complicated. So he quit teaching to set up Simple Politics. 

In order to do that, we try to explain processes, break down arguments and go through some of the more complicated terms used. We also hope that our social media streams are an enjoyable and easy way to keep up with what’s going on.

Our first aims in everything we publish is to be clear, accurate and impartial. If speed and speculation is your thing, you may want to look elsewhere. After that we try to be engaging and even humorous. It doesn’t always work.

We do what we can to be neutral. It’s not easy. Generally, we try to agree with whatever we are explaining. So, if we’re breaking down Socialism, for example, we do so in a favourable light. That way, we try to promote everything and hope it balances out in the end. In the case of specific issues, we try to explain all sides of the debate.


The think tank for the radical centre.

Our goal is a sustainable society where all citizens can live securely with dignity, are active participants in society and are free to pursue their own interpretation of the good life.

We aim to achieve this by re-imagining the way our institutions function through utilizing contemporary ideas and technologies.

We exist to translate this thinking into practical policy solutions. We seek, to help bring the vitality of thinking outside the establishment to bear on the issues we all face.

We are determined to challenge received wisdom. To be provocative enough to shake our institutions out of their complacency. We seek to undermine entrenched interests.

We explore the potential of open source, participative citizenship that is now possible in a way that it never was in the past. To, re-empower citizens to take charge of their own destinies.

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The Sirius Programme

The UK Sirius Programme aims to bring some of the most exciting businesses and entrepreneurs from around the world to the UK.

The Programme offers a full support package to enable promising graduate entrepreneurs with new ideas that have real growth potential to maximise their chances of success.

The Programme is run by a consortium of private companies and charities on a not for profit basis in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

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Food Foundation

The Food Foundation is an independent think tank that tackles the growing challenges facing the UK’s food system through the interests of the UK public.  We provide clear analysis of the problems caused by the food system and the role of policy and practice in addressing these.  We develop and articulate food policies that support and guide the UK public to make choices that improve their health and well-being and we inform and generate demand for new and better public and private sector policy and practice.

Specifically we want to see four areas of policy and practice change:

  1. Cross government leadership on accessible, healthy and sustainable diets
  2. Policy and practice which re-balances the food environment and choice architecture so it supports healthy eating (covering e.g. marketing, planning and licensing and public food provision)
  3. Policy and practice which incentivises and regulates the food supply chain so it supports healthy and sustainable diets (e.g. through impacts on price, quality, provenance, perishability, safety, availability etc)
  4. Evidence gaps which are a barrier to decision making are addressed

We are independent of all political parties and business, and we are not limited by a single issue or special interest.  We work with others who believe there is a problem with the system and want to change it.


NACUE is the leading charitable organisation for engaging students in enterprise.

Working with college and university students, we provide young individuals with opportunities to boost their skills, confidence and aspirations through student-led enterprise societies, practical programmes and inspiring events.

We are dedicated to supporting, connecting and representing student enterprise societies and student entrepreneurs worldwide