Category Archives: Good Society

Don’t cheer too loudly if Clegg gets a hammering in the Euro Elections

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Labour should worry if Nick Clegg goes. The likelihood of a strong Lib Dem General Election performance would be greatly enhanced by a new – left-leaning – leader.

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Hain calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

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Former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has argued that all crimes related to the troubles that have not yet been solved should be left like that.

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Labour is not losing support because left-wing policies are unpopular: it’s losing support because they are

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If Labour wants to reverse its declining poll ratings, it shouldn’t be trying to fight the Tories for the centre-right ground.

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There might not be any red tape for Boris Johnson to cut, but securing London’s energy security matters

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Faced with the prospect of a capacity crunch in energy supplies, the Mayor is content to sit back and write another column attacking renewables.

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Robinson warns of ‘nuclear options’ on welfare

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Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson has warned of “nuclear options” if Stormont doesn’t approve the Welfare Reform Bill.

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While payday didn’t cause the financial crisis, it does benefit from it

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Encouraging the FCA to be even more tougher with the industry is of vital importance.

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Carving up a continent: The corporate takeover of African food

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It’s time the UK government supported farmers and poor communities to build food systems for people not profit.

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Five more things the government should do for LGBT rights in the UK

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Marriage equality doesn’t mean that the battle for LGBT rights in the UK is over.

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Opinion: In defence of the #NoMakeUpSelfie

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Patrick English argues that criticisms of the #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign are misplaced and we should support a movement which is doing so much good.

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The welfare cap ties a Labour government to ‘predistribution’

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The welfare cap could help focus attention on the drivers of benefit spending.

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