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UK Isolation after Brexit

On December 28th, The Times reported that a number of migrants had been rescued in the English Channel after sailing from France to Dover. Renew’s Steve Wisbey, who lives in the local area, fears that this could be a sign of things to come, as the UK gives up cooperation for isolation after Brexit.   This was the sunrise I...

Published on 03 Jan 2019

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Bringing Parliament and the People Together

Along with many others, I have been appalled by MP's behaviour in “the Mother of Parliaments”. It came to a head in the days leading up to the delay of the meaningful vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill. Having the spectacle of Prime Minister’s Questions performed as a Punch and Judy show was demeaning to such high office.   The...

Published on 02 Jan 2019

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Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income (or UBI) is far from being a new idea. Several small-scale trials have been implemented in recent decades exploring UBI as a potential solution to widening inequality and deprivation in lower income brackets.    Increasing interest in UBI can be attributed largely to the much-discussed impending automation revolution, whereby millions of jobs are set to be mechanised,...

Published on 02 Jan 2019

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Broken Politics, Broken Planet

Natural Sciences graduate Che Nabeta makes the case for sweeping political reform in order to fight climate challenges Politics is broken. You have heard this point before, but most importantly you have felt the disillusionment that follows on from it.   But in what ways is it broken? Why is it so? And what can we do to fix it?...

Published on 28 Dec 2018

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Digital Services Tax on Tech Giants

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has recently proposed a 2% ‘digital services tax’ on the revenue generated by US tech giants operating in the UK including Apple, Facebook and Cisco. Supporters of the tax argue that the application of current corporate tax rules on the digital economy has led to a misalignment between the places where tax is paid and the places...

Published on 20 Dec 2018

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House the Homeless with a Building Revolution

There is a generally sad acceptance that we have stopped caring for the most vulnerable in society, the homeless. As numbers of homeless in the UK continue to rise, it is increasingly important to look beyond personal circumstances and turn to wider government policy as a reason for homelessness.    Social democratic policy during the 20th century led to a clear...

Published on 20 Dec 2018

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