A way out of the Brexit morass?
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Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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Public Sector Pensions
26 Jul 2011 – 11:35
Public Sector Pensions

Shortly before parliament broke for the summer, the UK’s chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander claimed our talks over public sector pensions had been “constructive” and had made “progress”. The truth is rather different.

Public Sector Pensions and Cuts
26 Jul 2011 – 11:35
Public Sector Pensions and Cuts

Jonathan Baume, General Secretary of the First Division Association (FDA)
Unions are often portrayed in the media as being resistant to change, but that would be to ignore the evidence. Public sector unions – including the …

Penal Reform
26 Jul 2011 – 11:35
Penal Reform

As of June 2009 there were 37,018 prisoners sentenced to a period of longer than 4 years in prison. At the end of April 2010 12,918 people were serving indefinite sentences; many may spend the rest of their lives in custody. Every year a prisoner serves in jail costs the taxpayer an average of £45,000. In 2008–09 only 27% of men and 13% of women entered any kind of employment on release from prison. The truth is that British taxpayers fund people in prison both inside and upon their release. This maths doesn’t work for prisoners, victims or taxpayers.

Transport Select Committee Issues
26 Jul 2011 – 11:34
Transport Select Committee Issues

The work of the Commons transport select committee: hours spent listening to argument and counter-argument; visits to a rain-lashed Scottish coast or an airport terminal. So it’s satisfying when the time and graft we put in pays off and we can see our influence on policy as backbenchers.

Stormont and Ireland
26 Jul 2011 – 11:34
Stormont and Ireland

Dr John Coulter is a columnist with the Irish Daily Star and Tribune magazine.

Home Rule Means Rome Rule! That was the provocative political slogan kicked around the Emerald Isle by Irish Unionists in the …

Winning By A Thousand Steps
26 Jul 2011 – 11:34
Winning By A Thousand Steps

One of my favourite sports books is Clive Woodward’s “Winning”. In it, he explains how England won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, not just because of the innate abilities of the players, but because he meticulously made hundreds of small changes and innovations to the way in which the team played.

The same approach explains how long-established companies keep ahead of the competition.

The Green Deal
26 Jul 2011 – 11:33
The Green Deal

Greg Barker MP, Minister for Energy and Climate Change

For the new coalition Government, tackling climate change, securing our future energy supplies and making a permanent transition to a low carbon, high growth economy is …

Banking Reform – The Great Challenge
26 Jul 2011 – 11:30
Banking Reform – The Great Challenge

John Thurso MP, Liberal Democrat Member, Treasury Select Committee
Banking reform and the deliberations of the Vickers Commission has been a central topic of debate for most of this year. The commission’s interim report naming ring …

Interview with Gösta Weber, Project Manager, RoCK Project
23 Jun 2011 – 11:47
Interview with Gösta Weber, Project Manager, RoCK Project

by Simon Gillon, Managing Editor, Government Gazette
 
I met Gösta Weber, Project Manager for the RoCK project, on a rainy day in London not far from the Eurostar terminal at King’s Cross, only two hours away …

Join the green industrial revolution!
07 Jun 2011 – 12:57
Join the green industrial revolution!

The UK environmental goods and services sector currently represents a £100 billion market. By 2020 it is anticipated that this ‘green’ market will be worth in excess of £150 billion. A significant part of this …