Party members of all badges need to be quicker in calling out discrimination from our own side if we’re to stamp it out in our politics

"In increasingly polarised political times, calling out unacceptable comments from party colleagues can often come with a backlash"


The Politics of Necessity: Lessons from the 1977 Lib-Lab Pact

"The agreement 40 years ago lasted just 18 months and was considered a failure in the years afterwards. Given that most polls currently suggested Labour would only be returned to government in minority it should consider looking back at its own history."


Can aid be made accountable

"As the left continues to reinvent itself for the modern world, accountability and democracy must sit alongside compassion as the core principles through which we understand the world. The way our money is spent to help the most needy around the world is no exception."


Labour's neglected North

"If cultural shifts could see the Democrats collapse in what was once their Solid South, any equivocation over Brexit could cause similar erosions in Labour’s currently Neglected North."


Losing HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark would threaten the UK’s security

 The scrapping of these two-amphibious warship, what seems to be for the two new aircraft carriers is argued to be the worst procurement decision of the past half century.


East of Suez: A British Strategy for the Asian Century: Part Six. Malaysia and Singapore

Young Fabian, Ash Dharmasingham writes on British strategy in Asia. Over the last few weeks we have been publishing his research into this important issue. This week's topic is "Malaysia and Singapore". This post also includes the conclusion as the series has drawn to a close. You can access a PDF version of the entire document here.


Dealing with the Demographic Bulge

The improvement in technologies, the rise of smartphones, and anytime, anywhere access to information can help to revolutionise public services, make them more accessible, affordable, and simplistic, but it must meet the needs of the public it serves.


Trust ALL Women

"The 1967 Abortion Act Celebrates its 50th birthday this October. It was an important first step in trusting women with decisions over their own body. We must ensure that this first step is applied equally across the UK. I am fearful that if progress is made without parity, the women of Northern Ireland will just be left further behind. Women in all parts of the UK, with our allies, must fight together."


What does being radically progressive look like? Banning all plastic.

"We need to hurry along the process and call for the banning of all non-recyclable products."


Don’t believe the soundbites: Brexit is no boom for the NHS

"There’s a sad irony to the fact that the places worst affected by the NHS recruitment crisis are those that typically voted to leave the EU, with the north of England having the highest level of unfilled vacancies in the country."


The state as an innovator

The reason that the state will fund these innovations is that is not bound by profit motives. Its primary concern is solving problems for its citizens


East of Suez: A British Strategy for the Asian Century. Part Five: India

Young Fabian, Ash Dharmasingham writes on British strategy in Asia. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing his research into this important issue. This week's topic is "India". Follow our blog to read next week's piece on Malaysia and Singapore


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