Theresa May confirms to exit as PM on June 7
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After the UK Parliament rejected her Brexit plans for the third time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
She announced her departure after talks with Graham …

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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 …

A victory for civil society over cluster munitions
22 Nov 2010 – 12:29
A victory for civil society over cluster munitions

By Stephanie Stuart, Director, Handicap International, and Beatrice Cami, Fundraising and Communications Manager

On 3rd December 2008, an international treaty banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions was signed in Oslo …

Dancing to Deadlines
22 Nov 2010 – 12:23
Dancing to Deadlines

By Dr Duncan Anderson, Head of War Studies, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
As American combat troops made their much heralded departure from Iraq in the last week of August, bombs exploded within a two hour …

The Coalition must listen to the needs of our Armed Forces
22 Nov 2010 – 12:18
The Coalition must listen to the needs of our Armed Forces

By Bob Ainsworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
The parliamentary year we are entering will be a crucial one for the future of our Armed Forces. The Strategic Defence and Security Review, due to …

Reshaping our Armed Forces to meet present and future challenges
22 Nov 2010 – 12:09
Reshaping our Armed Forces to meet present and future challenges

By Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Defence
There are three priority tasks I have as Secretary of State for Defence.
The first is to ensure that our Armed Forces have all they need to …

Sex work and law reform
22 Nov 2010 – 12:03
Sex work and law reform

By Basil Donovan MD
Professor and Head of Sexual Health Program
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
University of New South Wales
More than 100 street sex workers have been murdered in Britain since 1990.  The …

Letter from the Antipodes: Gambling Regulatory Reform?
22 Nov 2010 – 11:56
Letter from the Antipodes: Gambling Regulatory Reform?

By Associate Professor Linda Hancock, Deakin University, Australia
The Productivity Commission in Australia released its “Gambling: Final Report” in late July 2010. It has been a decade since the internationally renowned 1999 report, which established …

A visible liberal influence on Home Affairs
22 Nov 2010 – 11:36
A visible liberal influence on Home Affairs

By Tom Brake MP, Co-Chair of the Lib Dem Backbench Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Committee
For a Coalition to operate smoothly, compromise is necessary. It is painful but carefully thought-out policies may need to …

What needs to be done to help small businesses
22 Nov 2010 – 10:48
What needs to be done to help small businesses

By Phil McCabe, Media and PR Manager at Forum of Private Business
With the emergence of a committee charged with easing the regulatory burden, consultations over new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and even banks collaborating …

The urgent need for an economic stimulus plan to ensure media quality
22 Nov 2010 – 10:28
The urgent need for an economic stimulus plan to ensure media quality

By Jeremy Dear, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists in Great Britain and Ireland
There is a growing acknowledgement amongst journalists that too many media are failing democracy but also an increasing …