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Both The Conservatives And Labour Are Wrong About Housing

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As it stands, the people of Britain are quite divided. There is, though, one issue that brings them all together – housing. There’s a rare consensus in Britain that cuts across all the political spectrum. We need more houses. This is understandable but wrong. Theresa May was right about one … Read More

Corbyn Backs Bid for Leeds Flood Defences

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During his recent visit to Leeds, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for efforts by local MPs and councillors to convince the UK government to supply funding to complete flood defences in Leeds. On Boxing Day 2015, floods caused by Storm Eva damaged over 3,000 homes and more than … Read More

Labour Edges Towards Conference Compromise

2 months ago / 0 comments

After a difficult summer for the Labour Party, the 2018 conference was the perfect time to take stock of the past year’s successes and failures, and showing the country what Labour plans to do next. Thousands descended on Liverpool’s Albert Dock from the 22nd to the 26th September, following internal … Read More

The ‘UKIP-isation’ of Labour’s New Immigration Policy

2 months ago / 0 comments

The aims of the Labour Party’s new immigration policy, to create a level playing field for EU and non-EU migrants whilst allowing workers with specific skill sets into the country, is both laudable and economically prudent. The problem, though, is that in their desperation to enact a fairer immigration policy … Read More

Calls for a return to the centre are only felt by a misguided elite

2 months ago / 0 comments

The nation’s favourite former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, this week took a well-earned rest from cashing in on his premiership and speculated that his former party was beyond rescuing from the neo-Marxist cult that now runs it. Such observations from a man who won three elections as Labour leader inevitably … Read More

Virgin Rail Set To Sail

9 months ago / 0 comments

The transport secretary Chris Grayling announced on February 5 that Virgin Trains East Coast, the franchise running services from London to Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle, is near collapse due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers. The franchise, a joint venture with 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% owned by Richard Branson’s … Read More

Academics Propose £10,000 For Every 18-Year-Old Considering Further Education

9 months ago / 0 comments

A team of academics from the UCL Institute of Education have proposed that £10,000 be given to every eighteen-year-old considering higher education. In a recently published report, A National Learning Entitlement: Moving Beyond University Tuition Fees, they recommend that the money be granted in two £5000 installments over two years … Read More

Automation Threatens to Widen North-South Divide

10 months ago / 0 comments

For years, northern industry was at the forefront of England’s economy. From the industrial revolution which traces its roots from Lancashire cotton mills, to coal mining across Yorkshire and the North-East, Britain was powered by Northern workers. That is until technology began to make more and more jobs redundant, and … Read More

University of Liverpool Labour Students “Tongue-in-Cheek” Call for Execution of Monarch Criticised

10 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Liverpool Labour Students have been condemned for a tweet which appeared to insinuate a desire to execute Queen Elizabeth II. Referring to the 369th anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, UoLLS tweeted ‘Happy #RegicideDay comrades! We did it once, we can do it once again.’ … Read More

The Carillion Crows Are Circling: Is Outsourcing Dead?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Facility management firm Carillion’s recent collapse was one of epic proportions, casting 450 public-sector contracts into doubt, dragging down thousands of small businesses and leaving tens of thousands of employees with an uncertain few weeks ahead. As a gargantuan enterprise with a vast web of projects, services and indeed debt … Read More