A student protests over tuition fees in 2012.
The baby boomer generation has fixed the future.
Straight down the line: one of the BBC’s values.
The BBC has called for a national debate on what it is for. The public needs to speak and the politicians need to listen.
The government's recent Green Paper spells our a vision of far smaller BBC. Coincidentally, this is just what Rupert Murdoch and his newspapers have campaigned for over decades.
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If you want to see how the market failure model works, look across the Atlantic at PBS and NPR and be afraid.
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Two parties. Two rivals. Two plans. One surprisingly similar outcome.
Are savers and pensioners in the chancellor’s sights?
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A "triple lock" election commitment to keep taxes down is just pushing the pursuit of revenue into other areas -- with the threat of more to come.
In a hyper-democracy the headlines are always hot.
The out-of-the-blue move to a living wage in the UK exemplifies the ditching of methodical public policy processes for manipulative hype and spin, the 'hyper-democracy' that brings politics into disrepute.
Not just for the workless.
MPs will vote Monday on a welfare bill which imagines a world where work is a gilded path away from poverty.
Engine of growth.
The way the UK thinks about workplaces and workers means that those learning a trade are at a disadvantage. And that's bad news as we attempt to add 3m apprentices to the mix.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
A budget without bite for tackling a shortfall of homes.
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.
I’ve got the year 2020 on the line George. Seems to be a problem with your maths.
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Chancellor's promise of £9 an hour is nothing more than false advertising.
Doing the numbers dance.
The arithmetic for town halls and previously endangered Whitehall departments is now distinctly rosier.
Building a power base. Osborne plays the game.
With this budget, George Osborne has shown he's a sophisticated political operator.
Did Osborne provide a spark for productivity?
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A living wage grabs the headlines, but sluggish productivity is a harder nut to crack than that.
Protestors have their prayers answered?
This was a bombshell of a budget, signalling direct interventions in the labour market that went far beyond what most observers were expecting.
All my own work!
Summer has never truly arrived in Britain until we can enjoy those great traditional events of the season: Wimbledon, a major cricket test series, and an emergency post-election budget from George Osborne…
No wonder the Tories can’t look poor people in the eye.
After months of speculation, we now know how the Chancellor plans to save £12bn from the welfare budget.
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.