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We measure GDP, so why not housing affordability?

Robert Tinker

The housing market can be the difference between financial sustainability and a bust. It can cause forms of inequality to multiply or underpin an egalitarian strategy to reduce poverty. It can lift up a Chancellor’s career in office and help parties tune into the valuable politics of aspiration. Housing may in fact lay claim to…

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Health and care: The offer of integrated care is not Labour’s alone

Ben Nunn

“A big banner policy with wonkish nuance”.  That was how the Health Service Journal‘s David Williams described the Labour leader’s approach to big policy announcements the evening before his keynote speech on the NHS. The following day Ed Miliband unveiled his “GP guarantee”, promising all NHS patients a GP appointment within 48 hours if they…

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Time for Labour to take on UKIP

Marie-Noelle Loewe

Even before a single vote was cast in Thursday’s election, it was clear that UKIP would clean up. That the party has not made a more significant impact on the council landscape is mainly due to the UK’s first past the post system (pay attention, Liberal Democrats), but the specifics of the British electoral system…