Monthly Archives: November 2010

If you want to know who the real ‘squeezed middle’ are, take a look at this data-rich, stat-packed new report from theResolution Foundation.

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Returning from paternity leave, Ed Miliband has set out his stall on how Labour will rethink its policies under his leadership. Most leaders of the opposition establish policy reviews of one kind or another, to wipe the policy slate clean. David … Continue reading

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Ken Worpole has this nice post at Our Kingdom about a new book to which he has contributed, Towards Re-Enchantment: Place and Its Meanings.

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The Twentieth Century Society (full disclosure: I am a member) has the unenviable task of defending 20th century architecture. I mean unenviable in two senses: thankless, and often fruitless. Witness Gateshead Car Park or the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth.

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I was interested, if a little bemused, to read David Laws’ account of the coalition negotiations, serialised from his forthcoming book 22 Days in May.

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A day on from the media blitz, proper analysis of the government’s actual proposals for welfare reform can begin. Yesterday, ippr published an initial response to the white paper, but new aspects of the government’s plans are still coming to light.

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Object campaigns against the pornification of society. Not to the taste of many libertarians, but a worthy Radically Big Society nominee for its superb and successful campaign to have lapdancing clubs reclassified as sex-encounter establishments for the purposes of licensing … Continue reading

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Not as far as we can tell, according to the Department for Work and Pension’s own research (PDF).

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