Labour’s Britain: Reshaping the state

Lucy Powell MP

A Labour government elected in 2015 will face stark choices. Big reform, not big spending will be the mantra as we reshape the state to tackle inequality and embed early intervention as a key plank of public service reform. Over recent years life has got harder, not easier for many families and children in Britain….


Why are there still so few women in science?

Athene Donald

Why aren’t there more women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), and why do their numbers decline as they progress further up the academic career ladder? The Science and Technology Select Committee has been considering this problem, along with a few supplementary follow-on questions. Written and oral evidence has been collected and presumably…


Child poverty: What difference does a century make?

Lindsay Judge

When the Fabian Women’s Group published ‘Round about a pound a week’ in 1913 it caused quite a stir. The pamphlet’s edge came not just from its forensic analysis of over forty working families’ budgets and its relentless account of their lives. Alongside this, author Maud Pember Reeves coolly dismissed many of the myths that surrounded…

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