Michelle Clement

Dr Michelle Clement is a lecturer and researcher on reform and delivery in government at The Strand Group, King’s College London.

How crises shape government

Crises often exhaust the capacity of governments to renew themselves. All consuming problems do not allow prime ministers to have what Walter Bagehot called ‘mind in reserve’ — and yet future success at the polls depends on it. The vast achievements of the postwar Labour government were largely built on the work of a Liberal