Labour must not get lost in the polling

OPINION No one can doubt that Keir Starmer has been greatly needed in cutting through the chaos of ever-changing COVID-19 policies. As former Director of the Crown Prosecution Service, his experience shows at the dispatch box every time. That being said, as another Labour Party conference passes, we are no clearer on what Starmer’s Labour … Continue reading Labour must not get lost in the polling

The UK’s child poverty problem didn’t start with COVID-19

OPINION As the economic repercussions of COVID-19 begin to manifest in increased unemployment and redundancies, remember that it was not this virus that planted the seeds of worsening child poverty. Between 1999 and 2010, the UK’s child poverty rates were in decline, but since 2010 almost all progress made in reducing poverty in the previous … Continue reading The UK’s child poverty problem didn’t start with COVID-19

The Internal Market Bill: an early demise for ‘Global Britain’

OPINION In his premier speech as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson assured us that “everyone” knows the values that the British flag represents: democracy, freedom, due process, and the rule of law. Yet as his Secretary of State for Northern Ireland admits that the Internal Market Bill “does break international law”, it seems Boris has forgotten, … Continue reading The Internal Market Bill: an early demise for ‘Global Britain’