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As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised online with their poisonous ideology, the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King raises the bar in Europe’s fight against online …

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A prudent system of checks and balances for care of the elderly but no blank cheques
23 Nov 2010 – 10:52
A prudent system of checks and balances for care of the elderly but no blank cheques

By Lord Lipsey

At last, there is hope for progress on that most wicked of wicked issues, long-term care of the elderly. In July, the government set up a three-man commission to tackle the …

Tackling the spread of MRSA
23 Nov 2010 – 10:46
Tackling the spread of MRSA

By Sir Richard Thompson, President, Royal College of Physicians
With the notable exceptions of the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands, meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become endemic in healthcare organisations across Europe and many other …

Why is lung cancer not like breast cancer?
23 Nov 2010 – 10:16
Why is lung cancer not like breast cancer?

By Mary ER O’Brien MD FRCP, Kofi Nimako MBChB MRCP, Sanjay Popat PhD MRCP
Recent statistics and a trend over the past 5-10 years show that the mortality from breast cancer is decreasing in the …

Enabling people to take the right step in their career
23 Nov 2010 – 09:43
Enabling people to take the right step in their career

By John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning
Our skills are among the most powerful attributes we have at our disposal. The right skills make a vital contribution to …

Seeing to it that students have ample careers advice
22 Nov 2010 – 16:38
Seeing to it that students have ample careers advice

By David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science
Lord Browne’s report on the financing of higher education is due this autumn. The coalition has said its conclusions will be assessed against clear criteria, …

Child poverty – how we can meet this major social challenge through innovative thinking and practice
22 Nov 2010 – 16:32
Child poverty – how we can meet this major social challenge through innovative thinking and practice

By Matthew Horne, Managing Partner at Innovation Unit¸ a social enterprise supporting leaders and organisations that deliver public services
Jack is two years old. He lives with his mum, Alison, in a council house in …

Schools – should they take the lead on public health and the Big Society?
22 Nov 2010 – 16:30
Schools – should they take the lead on public health and the Big Society?

By Charlie Mansell, who was a Labour Councillor on the London Borough of Sutton for 20 years, leading the Labour Opposition for 9 years.  He now leads on Research and Development at the Campaign Company …

The urgent need for a reappraisal of the UK’s university system
22 Nov 2010 – 16:27
The urgent need for a reappraisal of the UK’s university system

By Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King’s College London
Some headlines, like swallows and mosquitoes, come round every summer. One of them, increasingly prominent, highlights the thousands of young people …

Investing in women benefits all
22 Nov 2010 – 16:02
Investing in women benefits all

By Baroness Goudie, Chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at the United Nations
Women’s issues are of paramount importance to our global economy and, indeed, our humanity.  Parliamentarians, NGO’s and the Private …

Flying the Liberal Democrat’s flagship education policy
22 Nov 2010 – 15:10
Flying the Liberal Democrat’s flagship education policy

By Sarah Teather, Minister of State, Children & Families, Department for Education

I came into politics to make a difference for the most disadvantaged in our society. It is over three years since …