Internet filters all too easily threaten children's legitimate right to information in the well-intentioned effort to protect them from online pornography. A better policy response is more focus on relationship and sexual education.
When it comes to state surveillance and
“terrorism”, there is a long history of political pressure, control and
manipulation over the arm of the media entrusted with the explicit mission of
serving the public.
The NHS promises yet more mythical savings to unlock a few crumbs from the Chancellor's red box. Meanwhile its deficit soars to Greek levels – and the shadow of more NHS charges stalks the policy corridors…
The Bill, which was last week backed by the British Medical
Association, seeks to reinstate the NHS based on its founding principles and
rid our health service of the inefficiencies and fragmentation of the
Phil England talks to Katrin Oddsdottir, a member of Iceland's 2011 Constitutional Council, about the process of drafting a new constitution, the aims of the new constitution, and the chances of it finally coming into effect.
Phil England interviews Gunnar Grimsson and Robert Bjarnson of the Citizens Foundation, pioneers of an open-source software platform, Your Priorities, which allows citizens to develop ideas to improve their areas and take more control of public spending.