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Wednesday November 19th, 2014 11:19:41 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Frostick)
19 November 2014
Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties, delivered a speech to CentreForum and the Prison Reform Trust which outlined a liberal approach to reforming criminal justice and penal policy. The full text of the speech is below.
Thursday November 6th, 2014 12:00:01 AM
email@example.com (Tom Frostick)
Alasdair MurrayNovember 2014
This paper shows how government can make the UK’s asylum system fairer and more efficient. It argues that the current system is anachronistic in that it was designed to manage a large influx of asylum seekers at the turn of the millennium. Asylum numbers have fallen sharply since then and, while the overall debate about migration ...
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Monday November 24th, 2014 03:33:06 PM
Scotland has a more liberal and welcoming public immigration debate than other parts of the UK and there is a broad political consensus on the benefits of immigration.
The post Scotland’s moderate majority on immigration appeared first on British Future.
Friday November 21st, 2014 11:54:31 AM
Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness. Too many Labour voices seem uncomfortable talking about English pride or patriotism., writes Matthew Rhodes
The post Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness appeared first on British Future.
Friday November 21st, 2014 12:15:36 AM
As victory for Mark Reckless in Rochester and Strood gives UKIP its second MP, it also confirms that immigration and the EU look set to remain near the top of David Cameron’s “things to worry about” list
The post Free movement: a conundrum for Cameron, and for UKIP too appeared first on British Future.
Centre for European Reform
Tuesday July 29th, 2014 09:59:24 AM
Speakers included Peter Kellner, president, YouGov and Gareth Thomas MP, shadow minister for Europe
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Friday June 6th, 2014 09:43:38 AM
John Springford and Simon Tilford discuss the final report of the CER commission on the UK and the EU single market.Author information
Thursday May 8th, 2014 10:02:30 AM
John Springford talks about his and Philip Whyte's latest policy brief 'The consequences of Brexit for the City of London'.Author information
Centre for Policy Studies
Thursday November 20th, 2014 11:00:00 PM
Britain can be a global hub for peer to peer...
Sunday November 16th, 2014 11:00:00 PM
Andrew Tyrie MP urges the government to finally answer the West Lothian...
Thursday November 6th, 2014 11:00:00 PM
Leading economist Keith Boyfield, together with top public lawyer Daniel Greenberg, propose a simple solution to Britains planning...
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Monday October 27th, 2014 05:12:00 PM
The Early Intervention Foundation, Cabinet Office and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission are conducting a review of the evidence base behind the skills variously referred to as Skills for Life and Work, character, social and emotional skills and non-cognitive skills, and what works to help young people develop these skills. A Glossary of the key ...
Friday September 26th, 2014 05:52:00 PM
Demos is currently undertaking an evaluation of the organisation UpRising, which provides leadership training to young people from diverse backgrounds to help them achieve their ambitions and goals.
This evaluation is part of the Cabinet Office Social Action Fund and Journey Fund, which aims to increase ‘social action’ among young people in the UK. ...
Friday September 26th, 2014 05:41:00 PM
Levels of entry into professional/managerial occupations are one measure of how open a society Britain is becoming. With increasing focus on British Muslims over the past ten years, including claims by some of Islamophobia in British society, this project investigates whether British Muslims are underrepresented in the ‘higher professions’.
Tuesday November 25th, 2014 10:55:55 AM
Quick on the heels of his ‘fight back’ speech at Senate House, which was peppered with references to inequality, low pay, and zero-hours contracts, on Monday Ed Miliband returned to the subject of insecurity, exploitation and unfairness at work by setting out a plan to “crack down on cowboy employment agencies” and so “halt the... Read more »
Monday November 24th, 2014 01:20:42 PM
The Rochester & Strood by-election may not prove to have been especially damaging to Labour, despite the hoo-ha over Emily Thornberry’s tweet. The party’s disappointing but not humiliating third place was partly due to two different streams of defectors from Labour – to Tory to keep UKIP out, and to UKIP to help defeat the... Read more »
Friday November 21st, 2014 11:18:06 AM
Myleene Klass’s anti-mansion tax outburst on The Agenda is evidence that Labour still has a long way to go in persuading the middle classes of its credibility on tax reform. For some, Klass’s criticism of the mansion tax made her an ‘anti-tax Boudicca’, going ‘full Paxman’ on a visibly uncomfortable Miliband. For most, however, it was... Read more ...
Index on Censorship
Wednesday December 18th, 2013 12:05:41 PM
Zofeen T. Ebrahim
A localised YouTube service will be available in Pakistan. But users are far from happy, says Zofeen Ibrahim
The post Pakistan gets YouTube back. Sort of appeared first on Index on Censorship.
Friday September 6th, 2013 02:04:19 PM
'Chilling effect', 'seriously flawed', 'bureaucratic nightmare': Alex Stevenson looks behind the scenes of the UK's gagging bill
The post The “nasty little bill” that could kill the Big Society appeared first on Index on Censorship.
Friday September 6th, 2013 11:13:44 AM
What right does a North London head teacher have to report an "anarchist" student blogger to the police, asks Padraig Reidy
The post Hampstead teacher: Leave those kids alone! appeared first on Index on Censorship.
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Institute for Government
Monday November 17th, 2014 09:34:44 AM
Whitehall must up its game to cope with continued austerity post-2015, says new Institute for Government data report
The Institute for Government has today, Tuesday 18 November, published its second Whitehall Monitor annual report. The report uses government’s own open data releases to build up a comprehensive picture of government in the UK in 2014, using ...
Monday November 10th, 2014 04:07:56 PM
Today’s PASC report on the accountability of arm’s-length government rightly highlights the “confused” and “opaque” system of arm’s-length government in the UK which results in inefficiency and undermines public trust. These findings are in line with the Institute’s previous research.
Wednesday November 26th, 2014 02:11:48 PM
Institute for Government Director Peter Riddell discusses evidence-based policy on What Works on BBC Radio 4 World At One programme (32.00 mins).
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Wednesday November 26th, 2014 11:01:16 AM
As negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union progress, UK critics of this landmark trade deal have made a number of claims against it. Arguably the most prominent is that it would jeopardise ...
Tuesday November 25th, 2014 09:41:53 AM
Fall-out from the Autumn Statement next week is likely to focus heavily on the slowdown in deficit reduction. Borrowing has been £3.7 billion higher this year so far compared with last, and it looks unlikely that George Osborne will hit his fiscal target for ...
Sunday November 23rd, 2014 11:39:11 PM
Recent public finance statistics have suggested that the UK deficit has risen in the first seven months of the financial year 2014/15. The build up to the Autumn Statement has therefore seen much discussion about the likely upward revisions the Office for Budget Responsibility ...
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Tuesday November 25th, 2014 04:39:25 PM
Universal Credit must be made to work. But it can’t lower poverty unless it is part of a comprehensive anti-poverty strategy, says Helen Barnard.
There were tetchy exchanges this morning about the government’s flagship welfare policy – Universal Credit. The policy will eventually affect 10 million people. As we have seen with the introduction of tax credits ...
Friday November 21st, 2014 10:36:32 AM
It’s a powerful piece of legislation, but it needs fine-tuning and time is running out, says Frank Soodeen.
Earlier this week the House of Lords began to examine the Modern Slavery Bill. The Bill presents a unique opportunity to tackle the sad reality of modern slavery in the UK. For the many groups and individuals pushing for a move away from thinking about ...
Friday November 21st, 2014 10:11:19 AM
Today (24 November) the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK with the launch of its annual report Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion written by the New Policy Institute (NPI).
This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the state of the nation ahead of the General Election ...
Tuesday December 16th, 2014 08:30:00 AM
Monday November 24th, 2014 05:30:11 PM
Policy Exchange is delighted to award the Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize to former NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Kelly is the longest serving Commissioner of the New York Police Department in its history - and one of the best known and respected policemen in the world. He was the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.
Friday November 21st, 2014 02:14:21 PM
Thomas Cawston, Policy Exchange's Head of Health, criticises Clive Efford MP's Private Members' Bill aimed at reversing the supposed "privatisation" of the NHS. Thomas points out that the NHS has made use of the private sector for years, and that only 6 pence in ever pound spent by the NHS goes to the private sector.
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