Labour’s retirement revolution

Andrew Harrop

If the Labour Party wins the 2015 election it will come to power 32 days into a revolution in pension policy that is set to leave British retirements permanently diminished. So the Opposition must use the next six months to prepare decisive plans to replace George Osborne’s pension reforms with its own alternative, to be…


Review: The Blunders of Governments

Peter Stern

The Blunders of Governments by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe, the result of four years research, is a major contribution to the discussion around some of the domestic legacies of both the Thatcher/Major and Blair/Brown governments. The authors seek to both identify governmental blunders and ascertain what lessons can be drawn from them. In particular,…


Air pollution: A hidden killer

Melanie Smallman

In 1952, during the great smog of London, 4000 people died from the pollution that filled the air.  In 2014, almost 30,000 people in the UK will die prematurely because of air pollution.  Today, as Maria Eagle and Sadiq Khan launch Labour’s campaign against air pollution, Labour joins SERA in saying that 60 years after…