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    Universal Credit: a road paved with good intentions, but where is it leading us?

Universal Credit: a road paved with good intentions, but where is it leading us?

With all the debate and promises around Universal Credit, Abigail Davis writes that it is time to step back and ask what kind of society we want. One that helps those in need or punishes them for not having enough? It is these principles that should ultimately guide what we almost paradoxically now call ‘benefits’.

It seemed like a good […]

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    It’s still uncertain how the UK will deliver a ‘successful’ fisheries policy after Brexit

It’s still uncertain how the UK will deliver a ‘successful’ fisheries policy after Brexit

Halfway through the Brexit negotiations and delivering on the promises made to voters in the run up to the Brexit vote with regards to fishing remains an incredibly tough task. Richard Barnes, Chris Williams, Bryce Stewart, Bethan O’Leary, Thomas Appleby, and Griffin Carpenter write that ‘success’ will only be possible by working with our EU neighbours, and listening to […]

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    ‘Doing God’ according to David Cameron: evangelism and Christian Britain

‘Doing God’ according to David Cameron: evangelism and Christian Britain

Unlike other British Prime Ministers, David Cameron often invoked his personal faith in public, and more than once called Britain a ‘Christian country’. Chris Allen examines why Cameron and the Conservatives’ discourses about ‘doing God’ were not as straightforward as they may at first have seemed.

Since Alistair Campbell notoriously told Tony Blair during an interview with Vanity Fair in […]

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    The many ways in which Universal Credit could adversely affect family structures

The many ways in which Universal Credit could adversely affect family structures

The way Universal Credit has been designed is troubling, especially for couple households that will be paid a single monthly payment in one account. Yet while the difficulties of managing a monthly budget have been acknowledged, the idea has almost universally been lauded as a good one. Rita Griffiths explains the various reasons why this is not the case.

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    Beyond anecdotes on lowering the voting age: new evidence from Scotland

Beyond anecdotes on lowering the voting age: new evidence from Scotland

The question whether to lower the voting age in the UK has been the subject of ongoing debate. Jan Eichhorn writes that, although much of the discussion has been based around normative arguments and personal stories, it is crucial to review the evidence so that the empirical arguments prevail.

In November 2017 the House of Commons debated a private members’ […]

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    Brexit assessments: ignorance isn’t bliss — quantitative forecasts do matter

Brexit assessments: ignorance isn’t bliss — quantitative forecasts do matter

When questioned about the government’s Brexit sectoral impact assessments, David Davis said there were none, because “economic forecasts do not work”. Costas Milas explains why this excuse does not hold up.

Quizzed at a hearing of the Exiting the European Union Committee, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis stated that there are no sectoral impact assessments […]

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    Reforming modern employment: have the Conservatives done enough to become the party of workers?

Reforming modern employment: have the Conservatives done enough to become the party of workers?

Have the Conservatives fulfilled Theresa May’s pledge to become Britain’s workers’ party? Not as it currently stands, writes Tonia Novitz. She explains what the actual plight of British workers is, what steps have been taken by May’s government to address it, and why they fall short of what is needed.

Can the Tories can become ‘the workers’ party’? This was […]

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    Britain’s social (in)security system: welfare conditionality and its impact on social citizenship

Britain’s social (in)security system: welfare conditionality and its impact on social citizenship

There is a stark disconnect between social citizenship as narrated from above, and social citizenship as it is lived from below, writes Ruth Patrick. She explains why we need to rethink how citizenship is experienced by those at the sharp end of the rapid escalation of welfare conditionality.

In today’s Britain, the idea of a welfare state and social security […]