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Five of the best environment speeches

For those who attended this week's Green Growth conference at the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) a rare treat was on offer. Among the useful and insightful presentations by scientists explaining the latest data trends was an inspirational speech given by John...

The price-hiker's guide to energy

It’s that time of year again – the ‘big six’ energy companies have started announcing inflation busting price hikes, to hit just as the cold winter months set in. Today, British Gas announced a hike of nine per cent, following...

An incomplete revolution

Afghan women have experienced fairly obvious gains over the past twelve years. This has been possible due to the continuous efforts of women from various spheres of life, along with the Government of Afghanistan and its international allies, creating an...

A period of contemplation

Ninety-nine years ago this weekend Britain entered the First World War. Through 2014’s commemorative platform of events, next year will see a collective discussion of that conflict arguably not seen since the publication of the ex-servicemen novels and biographies in...

A future chancellor needs flexibility

The political pressure for Labour to accept George Osborne’s spending envelope will be intense. In a new essay from the forthcoming Fabian Review magazine, General Secretary of the Fabian Society, Andrew Harrop, explains why its crucial Labour should resist the political pressure...

Mental health is everyone’s business

Shortly after the Labour party conference in October, Ed Miliband gave a speech about a ‘one nation’ approach to mental health.

He talked of mental health as a challenge that affects us all, no matter who we are. Given that one...

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