Education

Universal Free School Meals Could Make Schools Poorer

Whilst it’s nice to see a Labour Party policy dominating the news agenda for once, I can’t help but feel disheartened by their universal free school meals policy. The plan is simple: charge the parents of children who attend private schools a tax of 20% on their fees and use the money to provide a free school lunch… Continue reading Universal Free School Meals Could Make Schools Poorer

Education

The Grey Area

Over the last 18 months, politics has become more emotive, polarised and tribal than ever before. If you’re to believe social media, it would be easy to think the whole world divides neatly into two categories: you’re either a racist Brexiteer or a liberal Remoaner, a Corbynista or a Blairite, a Globalist or a Nationalist. The… Continue reading The Grey Area

Guest Posts · Politics

Britain isn’t the Rust Belt – is it business as usual after Thursday’s by-elections?

Originally posted on Tim Paramour:
“Labour will get its strength back, the Lib Dems will fight by-elections wearing sandals and the Tories will bugger us all. The sun will rise, the sun will set and, like an episode of The Simpsons, everything will go back to how it was at the start.” Full disclosure of…

Politics

“Take Back Control” and the Death of the Policy

This guest post comes from Alex Hunter, Insights & Analytics Director for Hearth Group and a longstanding Labour member. He shares his thoughts on the role policy has to play in the era of the political slogan.  On the 18th of February 2017, Donald Trump held a rally in Florida where supporters held aloft signs… Continue reading “Take Back Control” and the Death of the Policy