Category Archives: Social Justice

Another reason to vote Conservative: troubled families, the state and One Nation

This is another in our regular series of things the Conservatives have delivered in office that are great but which they don’t talk about enough… In Dundee in 1996*, the Family Intervention Project took the hugely brave step of looking … Continue reading

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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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