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Devolution can mend our broken politics

In an era of widespread disillusionment with politicians and the political process, where the simple answers of populists or the do-nothing respite of apathy have an easy attraction for many people, the Scottish referendum proved that elections can still inspire...

Britain should be Europe's critical friend

The EU has been good for us.

For the UK, being part of the EU means that we are part of the world's largest single market creating 20 per cent of the world's GDP; an economic zone larger than that of...

Are the cracks in UKIP's shell beginning to show?

UKIP has emerged as a quite a force in British politics, winning two parliamentary by-elections in 2014 and on course to achieve a historic share of the vote at the next general election.

However, while there is no real way of...

Review of Reviews: People Powered Public Services

Labour’s policy review considered how to tackle some of our biggest political challenges. We asked a panel of experts whether its external commissions make the grade…
What it says:
The state was built to meet the needs of a different era, when communities were less diverse and citizens didn’t...

Seven things I have learned about addressing inequality in schools

1. There is a causal link between poverty and educational underachievement. The fact that some children from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds have remarkable achievements should not disguise this - it is so well researched and so well documented that it...

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