Category Archives: Good Society

Thousands won’t be able to rely on family in old age. We need a contingency plan

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Many older people won’t be able to rely on traditional sources of informal care in the coming years, writes Jack Lofthouse.

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England does mean something – and it’s in Labour’s interests to define it

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English politicians can learn something from the Scottish example of devolution, writes Richard Carr.

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The coalition is slowly terminating the social contract

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We need to talk about our rights as members of the public rather than letting corporations define them, writes Matt Hawkins.

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Behind the headlines: Is it really a ‘shock’ drop in violent crime?

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Have we really witnessed a dramatic fall in violent crime because young people have stopped binge drinking? asks James Bloodworth.

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We’re failing to win the argument on human rights

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It’s not just that we’re denied space to make the argument, it’s that we’ve failed to make a convincing case for human rights, argues Andrew Noakes.

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Voters in England want devolution too

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With the Scottish independence argument hotting up, it’s important that the issue of devolution in England is not overlooked, writes Neil Foster.

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The mansion tax: how to make it work for Londoners

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By introducing a mansion tax based on the last sale price of a property, rather than the current market value, the tax would hit only those who could afford to pay it, writes Tom Copley.

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Cameron’s Christianity is sanitised and shallow

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Jesus’ instruction to love thy neighbour is the opposite of a politically convenient message, writes Simon Ravenscroft.

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A radical new direction for the NUS?

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The logic of a radical vision for democratic education is winning students over, writes James Elliott.

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Religiously selective schools criticised by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

A new report has criticised religiously selective faith schools over their complex admissions rules.

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