Category Archives: Social Justice

Nice idea: but we’re doing something even better

Yesterday, the Labour party announced that it is planning to introduce two further weeks of paternal leave and increasing the amount paid in statutory parental pay. I don’t really have a problem with this in and of itself – what’s … Continue reading

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I will survive! But how will I live?

If you were trying to establish the minimum housing space that families require in Britain today, how useful do you think it would be to see how many people you could fit into a red telephone box? This may seem … Continue reading

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Alexander Ogorodnikov’s story: In pursuit of a civil society

It is a feature of the Eurocentric way we teach our history that concentration camps are often spoken of as a feature of our past, whose grim crushing of millions of human lives has been vanquished. Meanwhile, in North Korea … Continue reading

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Equal marriage is turning into the 50p tax rate

 I wasn’t really intending to return to the issue of equal marriage again; we’ve said a lot on it and it shouldn’t really any longer be something we’re discussing the principles of. Yet somehow, once again we are. And I … Continue reading

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Our Aspiration Nation: An Opportunity Society

“I’m not here to defend privilege, I’m here to spread it”: so David Cameron confidently declared at this year’s Conservative Party Conference.  The Prime Minister spoke passionately about creating an “aspiration nation”, not for the better-off but for the “want-to-be-better-off, … Continue reading

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