About Michael Bartlet

Michael Bartlet, is a writer, policy researcher and public interest advocate. From 1996 to 2013 he worked as Parliamentary Liaison Secretary for the Quakers. In 2001 he stood as a Labour candidate in the General Election in Witney. He is an author and editor of "Nonsense on Stilts - towards  a Quaker view of human rights." 

Articles by Michael Bartlet

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Recruiting British soldiers at 16 isn't just morally wrong. It's bad economics

The Ministry of Defence wastes £94 million every year training minors for army roles which could be filled more cost-effectively by adult recruits, says a new report launched today by human rights groups Child Soldiers International and ForcesWatch.

Votes for British prisoners: now is the time

The UK needs to bring forward plans to enfranchise prisoners by Thursday.

Remembrance Sunday and Britain's nuclear posture

Silence has become a national means to commemorate the wartime fallen. But the public's silence over a new generation of nuclear weapons threatens to undermine the lessons of the past. 

How can Britain protect the interests of future generations?

It's time for the UK to take responsibility for her long term future. This means changing the constitution to inscribe long term interests into decision making. But how?

After Copenhagen

There is a vital need, for the sake of the future, for new forms of collective action to combine feeling with thought, neither denying the seriousness of the crisis nor closing our minds to a ‘radical hope’ that deep political change is possible. Empathetic imagination is as necessary as science.

Britain’s Child Soldiers

The British army is one of the few in the world that recruits under 18s. The forthcoming Army Bill offers the opportunity for the Coalition to end this egregious practice.
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