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Should human rights outweigh religious rights?

We were invited to argue the case for the proposition on The Big Questions last Sunday.

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The government must recognise gambling can cause serious harm

Councils who do not want more betting shops in their communities should have the power to turn them down.

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What the UK can do about corruption in the global South

Western countries are effectively giving corrupt people and companies the tools to steal from their citizens.

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PISA panic – being honest about what PISA really shows

Every three years the education world is thrown into turmoil as the media report findings from the latest PISA study.

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Green jobs: are they really too good to be true?

A summary of why it seems like green investment and jobs could solve all (ok, almost all) our problems.

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A raise in minimum wage is welcome, but it’s not the best we can do

Ed Miliband’s pledge to “strengthen” the minimum wage in certain sectors is a step in the right direction, but it’s not the most effective way to reduce inequality.

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Government projections fall short of climate change targets

This week’s release of new ‘Energy and Emissions Projections’ from the government highlights some major concerns with the UK’s electricity policies.

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We have everything to gain from a green economy, and a generation to lose if we abandon it

UK Youth Climate Coalition’s Adam Dyster argues that we have everything to gain with a sustainable and green economy.

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Opinion: “Man-up” – The need for feminists to tackle the crisis in masculinity

The new wave of feminism in the UK needs to pay attention to the increasing crisis in masculinity, argues Siobhan Bligh.

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Green Economy: the what, why and how

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In advance of a Left Foot Forward event on green growth, Professor Paul Ekins outlines the path to a flourishing green economy.

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