Author Archives: Jill Rutter

I have a right to know if my pension is being invested unethically

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A basic tenet of responsible capitalism is that savers should be able to find out where their money is invested.

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There is no evidence that migrants are under-cutting the wages of British workers

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We need to apportion blame to the bosses and their business models, rather than scapegoating one group of workers.

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Labour’s policies for improving schools seem conspicuously absent

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Labour needs to set out a clear vision for dealing with the problems described by Ofsted.

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Ignore Farage and worry about the real breastfeeding scandal

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Breastfeeding rates are low in Britain and the mothers who are least likely to breastfeed are the poorest and least supported.

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Why our government must be more generous with Syrian refugees

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Support for the Syrian Resettlement Programme is one small act that the government could take to show that compassion is a core British value.

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Migrants come to the UK to find jobs, not to claim benefits

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Until there is concerted action to revive the failing economies of southern and eastern Europe, there is little hope that the government’s net migration target will be met.

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Rochester’s concerns about immigration are bound up with failing public services

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For the residents of Rochester, addressing their concerns about living standards, schools and healthcare would go a long way to dampening their worries about immigration.

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The government’s A-Level mess is starting to hit home

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The loss of AS-Levels is a regressive move that will impact social mobility as well as education.

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Labour’s new immigration policy: more moderate voices needed

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The complex views of the majority on immigration are not always easily represented in opinion polls.

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Tax havens are syphoning money away from our public services

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We need to show our anger about greedy corporates depriving our public services of investment.

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