Manifesto

It Is Right for the Government to Merge Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax

Adam Afriyie | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

My heart lifted as I read Monday's reports that the Government may consider merging Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax. If the Chancellor is strongly considering this idea, he will enjoy widespread backing from Conservative MPs, activists and supporters.

Ukip Wins - It's the Non-Voters' Fault!

Michael Abberton | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Blame has been laid squarely at the door of the 31million people who did not vote. Bizarrely, some tweeters started hurling abuse at Russell Brand after his recent outburst on Question Time and subsequent 'manifesto' of revolution through non-participation. But it is highly unlikely that a significant proportion of the electorate decided not to vote for that reason.

A Plan to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Alvin Carpio | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

In Newham, the borough I was born and raised in, over 3,000 young people are unemployed. Across Britain, one million young people are unemployed. We have been called the lost generation, the scarred generation, the hopeless generation. We are not 'generation y', we are generation 'y is it so hard to get a job?'

A Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainability

Halina Ward | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Halina Ward

Our contention, sharpened by years of research and global consultation, is two-fold: first, world leaders have failed to make democracy fit to tackle the environmental and social threats facing humanity; second, and despite the lot of them, democracy remains the only hope to tackle those threats.

A Manifesto for Business Owners: Keep it Real and Simple

Griselda Kumordzie Togobo | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Griselda Kumordzie Togobo

As we start another marathon year, I'm sure you've reviewed the previous year and are spending some time planning to achieve more goals this year. I wanted to just quickly touch on the importance of keeping things real and simple in business.

It Takes One to Know One - A Young Founder's Design for Change

James King | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James King

Young people continue to create Britain's brands of the future. I have founded businesses as a recent graduate and many people I looked up to did exactly the same. Richard Reed of Innocent Smoothies, James Dyson, and James Murray-Wells of Glasses Direct founded their businesses as recent graduates.

A Wondrous New Year's Manifesto for a Republic of Great Britain

Chris Wickett | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Chris Wickett

London now suffers more countries-per-monarch than any other city in Europe. This economic burden is just one of many constitutional injustices our head-of-state inflicts upon her subjects. So why did support for the monarchy reach a record high in 2012?

Manifestos Should Be Binding Contracts With the Nation

Daniel Wood | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

It is only recently that I have begun to fully appreciate just how deep people's cynicism in politics actually goes. The vast majority of my friends a...

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

Is Trust the New Black?

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Fletcher-Brown

This statistic will disturb you: according to MORI just over half of us believe that a man or woman in the street will tell us the truth where as only 14% believe that politicians will do the same.