Category Archives: Good Society

Report: No link between tough laws and drug use

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There is no ‘obvious relationship’ between tough drug laws and levels of drug use, according to a new report.

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Labour demand big improvements to Work Capability Assessments

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The DWP must deliver a better service for disabled people and better value for money for taxpayers.

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Child poverty up in rich world since start of recession

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Child poverty has increased in the rich world since the onset of the global recession in 2008, according to a new report from Unicef.

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UK gender gap widens, according to new report

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The pay gap between men and women in the workplace has widened and the UK has dropped out of the top 20 countries for gender equality.

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Boris’s affordable housing failure exposes his true colours – dishonesty and indifference

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Hundreds of thousands of Londoners are being priced out of London’s housing market, yet Boris doesn’t seem to care.

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Seeing off Brexit by changing the Treaty of Rome into a Treaty of Home

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The only way to see off anti-EU and extreme right-wing parties is to start a debate about a radical new direction for Europe.

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We need to bring democracy back to life. Let’s start with the House of Lords

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The events of this week were yet another reminder of how far behind Westminster is in adapting to the new world.

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UKIP continue to lead in Rochester and Strood

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UKIP’s lead in the seat is up from the 9-point lead it had in a similar poll published earlier this month.

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Five reasons we need a stronger recall bill

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The ‘power of recall’ doesn’t really give constituents the right to recall their MP.

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It isn’t just child poverty that limits social mobility; inequality does too

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The side of social mobility that no politician will talk about: making rich-but-dim children downwardly mobile.

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