Why Universal Basic Income Is a Manifesto For All Of Us

Phil Teer | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Phil Teer

The idea that every citizen should have an unconditional monthly income is so old that 18th Century philosopher and political activist Thomas Paine once proposed it.

What Do The Archbishop Of Canterbury, A Muslim Convert And George Best's Son Have In Common?

Lauren Booth | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Lauren Booth

Archbishop Justin Welby, myself and Calum Best are adult children of alcoholics or COA's. This means that our early years, although vastly different i...

Making YMCA's Manifesto - A Voice For Communities in Wales

Denise Hatton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Denise Hatton

It's that time again. The starting pistol is set to sound on another Assembly Election and politicians are about to start their customary mass exodus from Cardiff Bay to join the campaign trail.

Welsh Politics Needs a Demcoratic Renewal

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

With the Wales Bill making its way through Westminster, the ERS are laying down a challenge for parties to get behind proposals for revitalising democracy in Wales, with the launch of 'Breathing New Life into Politics'. It's the first of three manifestos being published ahead of May's Assembly elections.

Milifandom's Back: Andy Burnham Heaps Praise On Ex Leader's Manifesto

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham heaped praise on Ed Miliband today as he declared that the last Labour manifesto was the best he's ever fought an election on. At a La...

Election 2015: What The Manifestos Have To Say About Children

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on 7 May are you still undecided as to who will get your vote? We've been bombarded with information over the las...

The Leader or the Manifesto - Is There a Choice?

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
June O'Sullivan MBE

'Who are you going to vote for, June?' - This is the question I am regularly being asked by friends and colleagues. But what is the option? Do I vote for the political leader or the manifesto?

Suffering From Political Schizophrenia? Tech to the Rescue!

Danny Bartlett | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

Every time I go online at the moment, I'm slapped in the face with some infographic or digital countdown clock indicating how long I have until I cast the one vote that will help shape Britain's political landscape for the next five years.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

Adam Day | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Adam Day

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky.

One Hundred Days For Early Action: Time for Government to Put Prevention First

David Robinson | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

In a world of coalitions, manifesto promises are even more open to change than they would be following a more predictable general election. As political ideologies will inevitably clash in any coalition agreement, compromises are going to be necessary.

Science Matters: Why Science Should Feature in the General Election Conversation

Imran Khan | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Imran Khan

The political parties seek to differentiate themselves on issues such as the NHS, immigration, the economy, mental health, education, nationalism, the environment, austerity, and much else. But science rarely seems to rank as even a second-tier area for political differentiation...

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Use Legal Solutions To Solve Emotional Problems

Suzi Godson | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Law practitioners who were interviewed for the study also reported that dominant characters, usually professional men, often deliberately chose mediation because they believed that they would be able to control their partners best in this process.

The Millennial Generation Manifesto

Suli Breaks | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Suli Breaks

I want my voice to be heard, but not only my voice, but that of my peers. So often it is translated that the millennial generation does not engage with politics, but I personally think it is better described as politics doesn't engage with us.

Why Britain Needs a Nature Manifesto

Tony Juniper | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.

A New Manifesto for the Tech Industry

John Davis | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

The initiative from techUK with their manifesto that calls for the government to invest more in digital technology is essential to the development of the sector here in the UK. The manifesto urges politicians and policy-makers to recognise the critical significance of the global digital revolution.

Making a Manifesto

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

Important in and of itself, a craft education isn't just about creating beautiful objects. It has a vital role to play in wider industry, helps with problem-solving (as Matthew Crawford illustrated in his best-seller The Case for Working with Your Hands), and contributes to general cognitive development.

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

Adam Afriyie | Posted 31.08.2014 | 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?