A way out of the Brexit morass?
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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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Sex work and law reform
22 Nov 2010 – 12:03
Sex work and law reform

By Basil Donovan MD
Professor and Head of Sexual Health Program
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
University of New South Wales
More than 100 street sex workers have been murdered in Britain since 1990.  The …

Letter from the Antipodes: Gambling Regulatory Reform?
22 Nov 2010 – 11:56
Letter from the Antipodes: Gambling Regulatory Reform?

By Associate Professor Linda Hancock, Deakin University, Australia
The Productivity Commission in Australia released its “Gambling: Final Report” in late July 2010. It has been a decade since the internationally renowned 1999 report, which established …

A visible liberal influence on Home Affairs
22 Nov 2010 – 11:36
A visible liberal influence on Home Affairs

By Tom Brake MP, Co-Chair of the Lib Dem Backbench Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Committee
For a Coalition to operate smoothly, compromise is necessary. It is painful but carefully thought-out policies may need to …

What needs to be done to help small businesses
22 Nov 2010 – 10:48
What needs to be done to help small businesses

By Phil McCabe, Media and PR Manager at Forum of Private Business
With the emergence of a committee charged with easing the regulatory burden, consultations over new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and even banks collaborating …

The urgent need for an economic stimulus plan to ensure media quality
22 Nov 2010 – 10:28
The urgent need for an economic stimulus plan to ensure media quality

By Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists in Great Britain and Ireland
There is a growing acknowledgement amongst journalists that too many media are failing democracy but also an increasing …

1930s Britain looms today
22 Nov 2010 – 10:10
1930s Britain looms today

By Tony Woodley, Joint General Secretary, Unite the Union
It is clear that the coalition government is hell-bent on pushing through hard line austerity measures that will throw thousands of people out of work, hamper …

Tackling Britain’s Deficit
22 Nov 2010 – 09:47
Tackling Britain’s Deficit

By Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
The situation we face as a country is unprecedented. Not since the Second World War has our economy faced such a daunting challenge. The legacy we inherited …

The coalition: A problem with legitimacy
16 Nov 2010 – 16:59
The coalition: A problem with legitimacy

By Professor Stephen Haseler, Professor of Government and Director of the Global Policy Institute, London Metropolitan University
It remains a truism, but worth repeating over and over again: that modern representative government …

An unpredictable future is the greatest peril facing a coalition
16 Nov 2010 – 16:55
An unpredictable future is the greatest peril facing a coalition

By Dr David Butler, The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
In parliamentary democracies coalitions or minority governments are the norm, not the exception. Even in Britain the House …

How to make coalitions work?
16 Nov 2010 – 16:43
How to make coalitions work?

By Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit, Department of Political Science, University College London

For the first time in well over 60 years, the UK has a coalition government at the national level. …