Protecting Scotland from Westminster’s indifference

    Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party MP for Gordon, talks with Dr Marcus Papadopoulos about Scotland’s historic ties with Europe and how these can be protected and maintained following the Brexit vote Scotland’s future in the United Kingdom has become a major talking point at Westminster ever since the Scottish National Party formed the […]

Serbia: Will 2017 be the turning-point?

Serbia: Will 2017 be the turning-point?

Zoran Cicak, a political analyst specialising in Serbia and the rest of the former Yugoslavia “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.” There are probably no more pertinent words to describe and explain […]

Hand hygiene begins in schools

Hand hygiene begins in schools

    Andrea Jenkyns, a member of the Health Select Committee and Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood Poor hand hygiene kills. Each year, 300,000 patients are affected by a healthcare-associated infection as a result of poor care within the NHS. And in 2007, MRSA and C. diff were recorded as the underlying cause of, […]

The real state of the British Armed Forces

The real state of the British Armed Forces

    John Baron, a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay As it slipped through the English Channel, the swirling smoke of the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s aging but potent aircraft carrier, served as a rude reminder that Britain has not had such a capability since the Government’s […]

Quality of Life in Retirement for All

Quality of Life in Retirement for All

    Richard Harrington, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions and Conservative MP for Watford When I became the new Pensions Minister I did so following a revolution in pension policy in the UK. My predecessors led the way in delivering fundamental and much needed change to this country’s approach to long-term saving and planning […]

Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

    Luciana Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool, Wavertree This June, in Downing Street, in a single throwaway line, the new Prime Minister Theresa May nodded in the direction of one of the biggest crises in our health system. She said: “If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand.” That […]

How to heal a bitterly divided Britain

How to heal a bitterly divided Britain

    David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham The most visceral and troubling consequence of the European Union referendum result is that a vote in favour of Brexit has empowered a small minority of people to think it is acceptable to commit hate crimes. In the aftermath of a dog-whistle campaign, which focused on immigration […]

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