“A new tax contract would have to be struck whereby the increased insurance contributions to fund those expenses are protected from the sticky fingers of politicians.” – Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead
“(T)he UK must stop treading on “cultural eggshells”. It must put aside political correctness to usher in a far more robust approach, where the police proactively track FGM and step in, standing in the way of parents” – Malcolm Bruce, Chair of the International Development Committee
David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough and a former Home Secretary, contributes to Spotlight focusing on challenging attitudes towards disability.
“A modest fall in the number of households living in fuel poverty was confirmed this April and I am very encouraged by it. But we need to make sure we are doing all we can to tackle the root cause.” – Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change
Baroness Angela Harris recalls with Marcus Papadopoulos her time spent helping to establish a Liberal presence in North Yorkshire’s Richmond and discusses how effective the business of the House of Lords is and the role of the Industry and Parliament Trust
“The changes are still to come, but now we know that our efforts are being counted and we are clear about some of our future focuses – women and violence and climate change, for example.” – Janine Ewen, Public Health and Human Rights Researcher