Who Can Lead And Deliver Innovation For All Ages?

Stephen Burke | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

The fallout from the 2017 general election continues. Politics seems to be veering off the radar, with the government directionless and the opposition...

Practical Driving Exam: Protecting Britain's' Roads Or Bloated Cash Cow For A Government Agency?

Brian Berry | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Brian Berry

What is the purpose of taking the theory and practical driving test? The simple answer is to ensure drivers have a minimum skill and to ensure the roa...

A Shared Society Has To Offer Hope, Opportunity And Social Justice Not Fear, Inequality And Austerity

John Tizard | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
John Tizard

There is no value in sharing austerity, inequality and hardship. Hope, opportunity and fairness have to be core to a "Shared Society". Theresa May has to turn her rhetoric into tangible policy and funding or else it could follow the "Third Way" and "Big Society" into a pile of cynical trash. Let's see what happens.

Equality Between Generations Is In Terminal Decline In Britain

Chris King | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Chris King

People born in the early 1980s have almost half the average median household wealth of those born a decade earlier, according to a report released on ...

"What Is Wrong With You?"

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

Naïve of me I know, but I always thought that it has to be the minority of people behaving like this. Surely society as a whole couldn't fail to accept these wonderful people, could it?

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.

To End IVF Inequality in the UK, the Only Real Answer is a National Tariff

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Dr Geeta Nargund

I wrote to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier this year to introduce a National Tariff for IVF. My call for national tariff received wider support f...

Is Tax Avoidance Really Normal?

Richard Bassford | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Bassford

Avoiding tax is evidently not the answer to addressing these issues of fairness.  It just exacerbates the problem; increasing inequality and placing the tax burden on those unable to avoid it, who may have the least to begin with.

Talking Straight to Mr Free Market About Fairness

Harriet Lamb | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

It's time to tell him straight: You are pretty damn good at many things, mate. You are simply the best at growth - no one comes near you. But you are starting to look a little overweight, what with all the mergers and acquisitions?

It's the Assets, Stupid

Kitty Ussher | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

The recent decision by the Office of National Statistics to undertake large-scale data collection on the distribution of household wealth and assets in Britain has significant implications for public policy...

British Sense of Fairness Vis-a-Vis Muslims Is on Trial

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The government needs a deep reappraisal of its Prevent policy and a political will to work with Muslims, who have proved to be loyal citizens. With a higher youth population they are the asset for our country. The British sense of fairness is now on trial ...and I hope not on borrowed time.

Why We Need to Lower the Voting Age

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Lowering the voting age is by no means a silver bullet to political apathy, an issue so deep-rooted that no single reform can be seen as a remedy to the problem. But it would be a step in the right direction, and might just amount to a turning of the tide against youth disenfranchisement. Surely this can only be a good thing.

Time to Get Serious...

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Russell Brand told us it was time for a revolution. And we can see the logic to his reasoning. People are suffering as never before, through no desire or fault of their own. And when the Appeal Court twice in one week have deemed government action illegal - over aspects of the NHS privatisation and on Workfare - it could seem that now is as good a time as any to revolt.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Same Price, Different Values

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

For several years now, big retailers both in the UK and overseas have focused their communications muscle on prices, which is was course a logical reaction to the financial crisis. But this has been problematic for Sainsbury's, which is almost certainly not the cheapest.

Affluence Without Education: Newbury's Hidden Tragedy

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

I am the first person to stand up and bang the drum for Newbury - we're a great market town with a great sense of community. We're above average in almost every respect - most notably in employment and affluence, yet still we seem to be letting our young people down by failing to provide them with the education they so badly deserve.

Honesty and Practical Politics

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Being honest about the limits that face us but having a clear set of priorities shaping our actions allows for a more honest, more human and more humane politics to be shaped.

Fairness for all, in an Unfair (Tory) World

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

The implications of austerity for residents in boroughs like Tower Hamlets is literally to turn back time. Our youth are the first generation to be poorer than their parents. No longer can families have the expectation of increasing living standards. The welfare state compact that has defined the post war period is being rewritten, and not for the better. The consequences will be greater inequality, with all its accompanying ills.

New Tax Rules on Child Benefit for High Earners are a Complicated, Unfair and Unworkable 'Child Tax'

Alison Garnham | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Garnham

At CPAG we believe as strongly as anyone that higher earners need to make a larger, fairer contribution to dealing with the deficit. But most high earners don't have children living with them. Why are the majority of high earners being left out?

Of Course We Are Not All In This Together!

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Mr Cameron said they are going about the cuts in a way that is 'open, responsible and fair' whilst Mr Osborne has said that cuts to the deficit must be based on the belief that 'we are all in this together'

High-Risk Stakes on Flood Insurance

Gavin Shuker | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gavin Shuker

Flooding is the biggest environmental threat facing the UK, according to Defra chief Scientist Sir Bob Watson. The risks of flooding are projected in increase significantly across the UK.

Now is No Time to Lose Our Nerve...Our Presence in Government is Needed More Than Ever!

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This is no time to lose our nerve. Liberal Democrats are needed in Government more now than ever before.

The Evils of Obscene Income Inequality

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The greed, excess and selfishness that brought liberal democracy and capitalism to the edge of the abyss have been demonstrated once again by the late...

The Economy: It's the Poverty, Stupid

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

In my student days our thermodynamics lecturer gave us a little talk regarding examinations. He started with the usual advice about reading the quest...

Society's Cohesion, Fairness, and the Cuts

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Mr. Cameron, it is difficult to reconcile your words in your June 2010 speech with the actions of this government. People are hurting and if you meant what you said, then your government actions must match the words.