Category Archives: Good Society

There are alternatives to the government’s slash and burn policies

There are alternative ways of managing public finances that aren’t reliant on more savage cuts.

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Baroness Jenkin is the wrong target for our outrage over food poverty

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We shouldn’t let press hysteria distract us from the real problems with the UK food industry.

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Childcare is no panacea when it comes to getting women into work

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Policy on childcare continues to promote a conservative view of women’s roles in the home and labour market. It’s time for a new approach.

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Millions are at risk of hunger – ministers must acknowledge the scale of the crisis

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We must imagine a future without food banks.

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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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Labour’s Digital Government Review should kickstart delivery of the digital state

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This digital transition is going to be uncomfortable for many of us.

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How the UK’s abortion debate was revived

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Scottish devolution and questions about free speech have prompted a resurgence of one of our oldest ethical debates.

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We need positive measures to counter online extremism

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There is an absence of counter-speech initiatives by the UK government to challenge the jihadist narrative.

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Knee-jerk legislation is not the answer to Islamist extremism

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Rushed legislation is effective only in so far as it is immediate – it cannot tackle the underlying causes of crime.

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The government seems intent on taking transport policy back to the 1980s

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A road-building policy that encourages more and more cars onto the roads is not in our interests.

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