The Government has “lost” a shed-load of our national archives. This seems to have come to light now simply because we are
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14/11/2017 09:23 GMT
26/09/2017 11:35 BST
Tim Roache of the GMB summed it up well. "We no longer look like the members we need to recruit. And more of the same is not an option. It isn't "one more heave"". He's right. We need to be different. We need to be daring. We need to be brave. Frankly, what's the alternative? What's left to lose?
12/09/2017 16:10 BST
According to the Football Association - the national governing body for the game in England - "there is one aspect of the English game that continues to set the standard and makes us the envy of the international football community".
21/08/2017 14:57 BST
It will not cure the ills of our gig economy. This is because power and choice will still be firmly distributed in favour of the employer or enterprise, rather than the newly established Dependent Contractor.
10/07/2017 17:10 BST
The electorate has, in effect, said the current trajectory of government policy is unsustainable. The terrible attacks and tragedies in Manchester and London have further raised awareness of the value and cost of key public services. There is an opportunity to build a consensus and change the narrative on public services, social good and taxation. Our politicians need to take it.
21/06/2017 13:15 BST
To be frank, it was a bit of mismatch. Our young defender against a bigger, faster, wilier centre forward. There was no lack of effort, determination or tactical nous from our man though. He was just coming off slightly second best most of the time.
09/05/2017 11:40 BST
The future workforce of Britain - where the jobs of the future are going to be and what they are like - has been spotlighted by a new report. And the findings will surprise you.
20/03/2017 15:27 GMT
But the bottom line is that the government needs money to run public services and things that the private sector either can't or doesn't want to do. That money comes predominantly from taxation in one form or another. To have turned taxation into the most sacred of all sacred cows is an act of supreme folly and self-delusion. We cheat ourselves by not talking about tax or condemning those who do.
09/03/2017 15:27 GMT
England rugby coach Eddie Jones has spoken out against the tactics used by opponents Italy in Sunday's international match. He said, variously, that "wasn't rugby", that "fans were cheated" and that they "should get their money back."
01/03/2017 12:26 GMT
David Hodge has grabbed our attention and deservedly so. We know that social care needs to be better connected to health care. We know that government should take a lead in both encouraging integration and ensuring adequate funds are available. But residents cannot wait for someone to blink first or be reshuffled/voted out of office.
24/01/2017 12:59 GMT
Over the last two months we have assimilated artificial intelligence (AI) into our homes on an unprecedented scale. The Amazon Echo Dot (aka Alexa) seems to have smashed sales records.
16/01/2017 17:06 GMT
28/12/2016 10:25 GMT
With the current UK government elected by less than 25% of the electorate, with the centre left arguably firmly shut out of politics, and with the scope to establish the most effective voice at Westminster somewhat stymied by SNP-reduced Parliamentary airspace, this could be a perfect storm set to break over the next couple of years.
12/12/2016 12:24 GMT
In this era of post-truth left-behind politics, worker directors would seem to be a straightforward win-win issue. The PM has a choice to make here; I hope she makes the right one.
29/11/2016 13:05 GMT
17/11/2016 15:49 GMT
The impact of digitalisation and automation will be increasingly profound. Enthusiasts talk in terms of technology setting us free, but I understand the worries of those who reckon we will be subservient rather than superior.
02/11/2016 14:18 GMT
WE MUST FIGHT THIS RETREAT FROM BRITIAIN'S LIBERAL AND OPEN-MINDED TRADITIONS. There, I've said it...
10/10/2016 16:50 BST
I think you can't and shouldn't vaccinate or insulate yourself against being offended. But in these highly insecure times, you can't be surprised if people try. Safe spaces are surely a symptom more than anything else.
28/09/2016 12:37 BST
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