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Podcast: Achieving a Social State

Last month saw our joint event with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), a panel discussion as part of their Social State project, which looks at what Beveridge’s analysis of society can teach us about the Giant Evils of today and how we can use this to chart an alternative course for a welfare state – or Social State – fit […]

The ‘jobs for generals’ scandal highlighted important issues about UK defence procurement

The ‘jobs for generals’ scandal which erupted last October brought public attention to the so-called ‘revolving door’ between the defence sector and the Ministry of Defence in the UK. In this audio extra, BPP Managing Editor Mark Carrigan talks to author and campaigner Andrew Feinstein about the scandal and the broader issues surrounding defence procurement which it highlighted. 

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The relationship between sex workers and outreach services in London has been gravely damaged by the Olympics

Georgina Perry is Service Manager for Open Doors, a free service providing sex workers access to health care, advocacy and support. Here she argues that the recurrent link claimed between sex-trafficking and large sporting events like the Olympic Games  has no basis in evidence. The resulting brothel closures in East London as a result of the 2012 Olympics turned up […]