A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15 | No Comment

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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Seeing to it that students have ample careers advice
22 Nov 2010 – 16:38
Seeing to it that students have ample careers advice

By David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science
Lord Browne’s report on the financing of higher education is due this autumn. The coalition has said its conclusions will be assessed against clear criteria, …

Child poverty – how we can meet this major social challenge through innovative thinking and practice
22 Nov 2010 – 16:32
Child poverty – how we can meet this major social challenge through innovative thinking and practice

By Matthew Horne, Managing Partner at Innovation Unit¸ a social enterprise supporting leaders and organisations that deliver public services
Jack is two years old. He lives with his mum, Alison, in a council house in …

Schools – should they take the lead on public health and the Big Society?
22 Nov 2010 – 16:30
Schools – should they take the lead on public health and the Big Society?

By Charlie Mansell, who was a Labour Councillor on the London Borough of Sutton for 20 years, leading the Labour Opposition for 9 years.  He now leads on Research and Development at the Campaign Company …

The urgent need for a reappraisal of the UK’s university system
22 Nov 2010 – 16:27
The urgent need for a reappraisal of the UK’s university system

By Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King’s College London
Some headlines, like swallows and mosquitoes, come round every summer. One of them, increasingly prominent, highlights the thousands of young people …

Investing in women benefits all
22 Nov 2010 – 16:02
Investing in women benefits all

By Baroness Goudie, Chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at the United Nations
Women’s issues are of paramount importance to our global economy and, indeed, our humanity.  Parliamentarians, NGO’s and the Private …

Flying the Liberal Democrat’s flagship education policy
22 Nov 2010 – 15:10
Flying the Liberal Democrat’s flagship education policy

By Sarah Teather, Minister of State, Children & Families, Department for Education

I came into politics to make a difference for the most disadvantaged in our society. It is over three years since …

A victory for civil society over cluster munitions
22 Nov 2010 – 12:29
A victory for civil society over cluster munitions

By Stephanie Stuart, Director, Handicap International, and Beatrice Cami, Fundraising and Communications Manager

On 3rd December 2008, an international treaty banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions was signed in Oslo …

Dancing to Deadlines
22 Nov 2010 – 12:23
Dancing to Deadlines

By Dr Duncan Anderson, Head of War Studies, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
As American combat troops made their much heralded departure from Iraq in the last week of August, bombs exploded within a two hour …

The Coalition must listen to the needs of our Armed Forces
22 Nov 2010 – 12:18
The Coalition must listen to the needs of our Armed Forces

By Bob Ainsworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
The parliamentary year we are entering will be a crucial one for the future of our Armed Forces. The Strategic Defence and Security Review, due to …

Reshaping our Armed Forces to meet present and future challenges
22 Nov 2010 – 12:09
Reshaping our Armed Forces to meet present and future challenges

By Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Defence
There are three priority tasks I have as Secretary of State for Defence.
The first is to ensure that our Armed Forces have all they need to …