Category Archives: Good Society

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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Until recently the Tories said Jose Manuel Barroso’s views were ‘definitive’

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When the European Commission president agrees with David Cameron his views are ‘definitive’.

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Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering

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Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.

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Disabled people know what it will take to help them into work. Will Labour listen?

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Labour must prove it has changed its spots since the days of hiring Lord Freud as welfare reform adviser under Tony Blair.

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The Lyons Review: Britain’s housing crisis – and how we solve it

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Labour has published its plans on how it will deliver 200,000 homes a year in the UK.

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Older women are demanding a better deal and Labour must deliver it

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The UK has a 43 per cent gap between pensions received by men and women – the third highest level in the EU.

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Cameron’s welfare plans risk making young people homeless

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Without the safety net of a welfare system, many under-25s have no other means of supporting themselves.

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On any objective test the Green Party should be in the leaders’ debates

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Yesterday the broadcasters unveiled a proposal for televised leaders’ debates that fails basic tests of fairness and balance.

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A majority in Scotland still want change

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Should the Westminster parties fail to listen to the Scottish people they will pay a heavy price at the polls.

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