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 […]

Where next for the UK economy?

Where next for the UK economy?

      Peter Dowd, Shadow Financial Secretary and Labour MP for Bootle Even in an economic landscape recognised as being undulatingly serene, it would, nonetheless, be difficult to predict what may lay in wait over the brow. In the current tumultuous climate, it is only the brave, the arrogant or the pathologically optimistic or […]

Where next for the UK economy?

Where next for the UK economy?

    Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Economy in the House of Lords and a Liberal Democrat Peer “Where next for the UK economy” has to start with the impact of Brexit. The decision to leave the European Union, and how the Government manages it, will frame the UK economy for the […]

The enduring menace of malaria

The enduring menace of malaria

    Jeremy Lefroy, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and Conservative MP for Stafford Deaths from malaria have come down by 62 per cent over the term of the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), and 29 per cent between 2010 and 2015. Incidence of malaria has declined by 41 per cent and 21 […]

Pro-innovation policies can fuel a new industrial age for the UK

Pro-innovation policies can fuel a new industrial age for the UK

    Alan Mak, Conservative MP for Havant This January, world leaders gathered in Davos to hear about how radical scientific breakthroughs will impact every aspect of our lives. Those new disruptive technologies, dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), are characterised by their combination of artificial intelligence, hyper-connectivity and mass-automation.  That covers everything from driverless […]

Stimulating economic growth and regeneration through better transport

Stimulating economic growth and regeneration through better transport

    Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee and Labour MP for Liverpool, Riverside Good transport supports economic growth, connecting people with education, jobs, health facilities, leisure and shopping attractions, vital public services and wider society. And, as Sir Rod Eddington demonstrated 10 years ago, there is hard evidence to demonstrate that those […]

Protecting England’s parks

Protecting England’s parks

    Clive Betts, Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and Labour MP for Sheffield South East With no legal obligation on local authorities to fund and maintain public parks, and with council budgets coming under increasing pressure, there are fears that Britain’s 27,000 parks could be under threat. The Communities and […]

NHS England is on its knees

NHS England is on its knees

    Dr Philippa Whitford, Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader for Health, a member of the Health Select Committee and Scottish National Party MP for Central Ayrshire Despite Jeremy Hunt’s claims that NHS England was better prepared this winter than ever before, the last few weeks have demonstrated that the system is in meltdown. Perhaps […]

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, […]

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