"Clearly, the economy has some significant issues which could benefit from the removal of cash"
Contributing Editor Ben Gartside writes on the essential role of local media. This article was initially published in the Winter 2017 Edition of Anticipations, “Local Government and Devolution”.
"The risk is that for the Palestinians and the wider Middle East give up on a diplomatic solution, and conclude that President Trump and the administration he leads are only paying lip-service to the idea of a renewed push for a peace agreement in the region"
"Younger people just don’t seem to value their personal data that much compared to older people, but perhaps because they don’t really understand what it’s worth"
Earlier this month, I interviewed the new Leader of Labour in the European Parliament, Richard Corbett. Richard has been an MEP since 1996, and led initial concerns about UKIP in 2004. We sat down in his Leeds office to discuss the left, the UK and the EU.
"The mental health crisis is real, and the NHS cannot cope."
Trigger warning: Mental Health, anxiety, depression
"We must treat exploited workers are victims, not criminals"
A big victory for the Brexit government on Friday? As Jean Claude Juncker announces sufficient progress in talks to move onto discussing a trade deal, let's rate our government's the main achievements on the three initial areas of negotiation:
If Labour doesn’t make any progress in this issue, then we will find our party continually losing on defence and Labour continually losing the confidence of the public
"For now, it makes it all the more important for those of us within the party who want to see mental health taken seriously keep fighting, so that progressive policies lead to permanent change."
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 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."