Computer

2014, Labour’s year of…Digital government

Chi Onwurah MP

This government has not hesitated to criticise both the ICT suppliers and the digital record of the last Labour government, claiming billions of pounds of savings by breaking up a ‘closed cartel’ of government suppliers. It is to be hoped that the long-heralded disaster of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) flagship universal credit…

Young London

Review: Our London

Dan Young

Do young Londoners like me still have the same opportunities as the last generation? That’s one of the questions asked by Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan in ‘Our London’ – a book devoted to debate and discussion on the future of our city. In his introduction to the book, Sadiq talks about his upbringing in…

Hull

City of Culture 2017: New hope for Hull?

Robert Tinker

“Very nice and flat for cycling” was the faint praise Philip Larkin offered Hull, the place where the great poet made his home for over 30 years and which has today been named City of Culture in 2017. Others would be less generous. Destroyed by bombing campaigns in the second world war Hull has suffered…