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The impact Brexit would have on Ireland

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Three weeks ago, at the British Labour party conference in Brighton, I spent a few days trying to explain to delegates and visitors the impact Brexit would have on Ireland. In the weeks before the conference, Keir Starmer had worked to develop the Labour position, making it clear that the UK should stay within the…

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Making sure automation works for everyone

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Whether it’s film reviewers discussing Blade Runner’s replicants, or computer scientists cheering their algorithm as it beats a human at yet another game, everyone’s talking about artificial intelligence. The government certainly has recognised the incredible opportunities presented. A review by professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti has estimated that AI could add an additional…

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Economic and social rights as human rights

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Many people in the UK live in a chronic state of fear and anxiety and a profound dissatisfaction with the way things are. There is a great deal to be concerned about: job insecurity, old age, increasingly uncertain access to health care, the lack of safe and affordable housing, schools, and even the pot-holes in…