Category Archives: Good Society

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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Britain’s sharia councils and secular alternatives

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The secular legal system can uphold the rights of minority women forced to conform to patriarchal religious laws, writes Lejla Kuric.

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Young greens: why the Green Party is increasingly popular with students

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Bradley Allsop looks at why the Green Party is increasingly popular among young people.

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Would Jesus have been a Cameroon?

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David Cameron told an audience last night that divine inspiration was at work when he came up with the concept of the Big Society. But would Jesus really have been a Cameroon?

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Putting workers’ rights at the heart of international development

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Jim Murphy is putting the issue of workers’ rights at the heart of international development.

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Today we saw the Ed Miliband that people want to see

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In pledging to unleash the potential of communities across our country, Ed Miliband looks like a prime minister in waiting, writes Richard Carr.

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Eric Pickles needs a lesson in what secularism is (and isn’t)

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Eric Pickles’s comments on ‘militant atheists’ belie an ignorance as to what secularism is, writes Matthew Broomfield.

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