Julian King : EU needs concerted and collaborative effort against terrorism
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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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Urgency is the word for tackling climate change
23 Nov 2010 – 11:47
Urgency is the word for tackling climate change

By Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
“The Greenest Government ever.” “Biodiversity is our number one priority.” “A zero-waste Britain”. Whatever one thinks about this Government, …

Working to slow the decline in biodiversity
23 Nov 2010 – 11:42
Working to slow the decline in biodiversity

By Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food  and Rural Affairs
In recent times, species on this planet have been dying out at up to 1000 times the natural rate; and this is predicted to …

Putting Europe at the forefront in the race for a low-carbon economy
23 Nov 2010 – 11:37
Putting Europe at the forefront in the race for a low-carbon economy

By Chris Huhne, UK climate change secretary, Dr Norbert Röttgen, German federal environment minister, and Jean-Louis Borloo, French environment minister
Europe’s current focus on recovery from recession must not distract us from the urgent question of …

Process and warm words are not good enough for the world’s poorest
23 Nov 2010 – 11:31
Process and warm words are not good enough for the world’s poorest

By Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
This summer marked five years since the remarkable Make Poverty History march took place in Edinburgh, and the Live 8 concerts took place around the …

Making sure British generosity reaches the world’s most needy
23 Nov 2010 – 11:14
Making sure British generosity reaches the world’s most needy

By Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development

The Pakistan floods have all too tragically shown just why aid really does matter.  I am extremely proud that the UK led the …

A Dynamic British Foreign Policy
23 Nov 2010 – 11:04
A Dynamic British Foreign Policy

The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

As an incoming Government we faced two immediate and closely-linked challenges: securing economy recovery and positioning Britain on the world stage.
At …

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 …