Patients across the country are to have their health funding rolled into their social care funding and be expected to manage both themselves. Is this empowerment, or something more sinister, health experts wonder?
The polls predict a hung parliament after the May 2015
election. More than one potential government could be viable.
How will negotiations proceed? Which actors will have a privileged role in the bargaining
The Conservative-led government of austerity
Britain is facing the sacrifice of its sacred cow of high military spending—to
preserve the even more precious elephant in the room: the UK’s ‘independent’
WolfHall depicts the dehumanizing effects of
power pursued for its own sake. Acting without impunity, irresponsible power
undermines common morality for selfish motives. Jimmy Savile is a case in
In a passionate St David's Day speech in defence of the NHS, actor Michael Sheen tells politicians "Stand up for what you believe - but first of all, by God, believe in something". Reproduced here by kind permission of the actor.
The creation of a new elected mayor for Greater Manchester takes further forward a decade of constructive innovation - but there are crucial issues of inclusion and public engagement which must be got right.
The forest idea is not based on centre-periphery economies
and spatial hierarchies, but on equitable networks of livelihood and exchange.
It embodies many historic associations with freedom and social justice.
What can a document sorting out
ruling class differences 800 years ago be used for? David Carpenter’s Magna Carta with a New Commentary is a book about documents, which is both its
glory and its downfall.
A leading US constitutional lawyer and political scientist asks if the UK is moving towards federalism, making the need for a written constitution imperative. If so, how to decide on a written constitution?
Women in Yarl’s Wood
immigration detention centre have become increasingly desperate as repeated
rounds of legal aid cuts introduced by the UK Government have
made it more difficult for them to access justice.
The case for elected mayors has not been scrutinised sufficiently. The imposition of an elected mayor on Greater Manchester in particular risks undermining a delicate local political balance and is an act of elitism that might well backfire.