Category Archives: Good Society

The Men Who Made Us Spend review: how consumerism took over

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A new three-part BBC documentary takes aim at the culture of consumerism that has become predominant in our lives.

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Here’s why the government’s Youth Contract failed

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To prevent young people being left stranded and disillusioned on the dole, we need to move away from ‘one size fits all’ approaches.

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Boris fever highlights the undemocratic nature of ‘safe seats’

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As the case of Boris Johnson demonstrates, safe seats are treated like aristocratic estates.

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The image of the British Tommy is an iconic one, but doesn’t tell the full story

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Black, Indian, Chinese, gay, mixed race – all fought for a country at a time when it treated them as second-class citizens.

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Boris’s message is more popular than you think. The left must be ready for it

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In assuming the public simply likes Boris because they find him ‘funny’, critics misunderstand his appeal.

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After the games: 20 ideas for a Commonwealth fit for the 21st century

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A new vision is needed for a modern Commonwealth fit for the 21st century.

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Baroness Warsi is a product of her own failed analysis

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I value any principled stand, but I worry when the principles don’t stand up to scrutiny.

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It’s the obsessing over Miliband’s wreath that really demeans the war dead

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Millions died in World War One. Millions of people are still dying today as a result of conflict. Should we not remember them in a more serious way?

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The First World War: how the Great War came home

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The First World War really did come home, and it had an impact way beyond the one million dead.

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With the ‘big six’ set to double profits, what we actually need is a ‘small twenty’

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With ever-rocketing bills, the time has come to break up the big energy companies.

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