Richard Parry

University of Edinburgh
Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Biography

I joined Social Policy in 1983 after working as a civil servant and as a researcher at the University of Strathclyde. I am a political scientist and my work falls in the interconnected areas of public policy, public administration and public sector resource allocation, especially in Scotland and the UK. Earlier research projects included ones on public employment, central-local relations in Scotland, comparative European social policy and privatisation in social policy.

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Posts by this author

Statistics

How the election is organising itself

Richard Parry discusses the media presentation of opinion poll findings as we await evidence of the impact of the Brexit Party withdrawal from Conservative seats.
Election Race

Conservatives and Labour trade places on pre-election cohesion

Richard Parry assesses the prospects as the starting-gun is fired on Election 2019.
Time

The Brexit war of attrition continues

Richard Parry reviews yet more dramatic days in the House of Commons.
EU Downing Street

Boris makes the great leap

Richard Parry assesses the differences between the May and Johnson deals and why the new one opts for loosening union ties with Northern Ireland.
Brexit Briefing Logo

Brexit Briefing: A changing succession of ‘clarifying moments’ from the big Brexit players

Richard Parry reviews a frantic week with the biggest events still to come
Irish border

Boris offers a Brexit landing-space over the rainbow

Richard Parry discusses the UK’s long-awaited articulation of what ‘alternative arrangements’ for Ireland might mean