work hoem

What’s really happening in the world of work?

No comments

While record numbers of people are in employment and some good jobs are being created, there are three key trends which define the changing world of work: hollowing out, stagnation and atomisation. It is only by understanding the true nature of these trends that policy makers can begin to formulate solutions to the growing anxiety,…

Natural England-grey

Home is where the heart is

No comments

Ruth Davis traces how the green movement and the wider left became estranged from people’s everyday lives – and how we might come together again around an English politics of nature A month before the EU referendum vote, I sat down to write an essay about how a love of place, cemented through memory, can…

downing

The worst and the best British prime ministers

No comments

Britain has had 53 prime ministers. Who were the worst, and the best of these? For me, the criterion is not whether I agree or disagree with their policies. If it were, I should certainly include Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron among the worst. What I am seeking is to determine how effective they were…