Category Archives: Social Justice

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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Harder faster better stronger: Why we need to expand apprenticeship reform

Ed Miliband’s conference speech sought to make apprenticeships a new battleground with the Coalition. This is partly because the number of young apprenticeship starts has fluctuated slightly, in the last three months. Last Friday, Lord Adonis weighed into the debate on … Continue reading

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