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  • Segregation isn’t the answer to sexual assault

    Segregation isn’t the answer to sexual assault

    Emma Revell | | Social Policy
    Chris Williamson MP has re-ignited the debate around women-only train carriages after he suggested they could be a possible solution to the rising number of sexual assaults being reported on trains in the UK.The idea of women-only carriages was previously put forward by Jeremy Corbyn shortly before he became Labour ...
  • EU Energy Bills Compared

    EU Energy Bills Compared

    Stefano Merlo | | Energy
    EU Energy Bills Compared: The grass is not greener on the other side, but ours could be even greenerBritish Gas’ announcement of a price increase at the beginning of this month fuelled a heated debate on the issue of energy provision. As in all these discussions, the roles ...
  • The time to phase out unconventional monetary policy is now

    The time to phase out unconventional monetary policy is now

    Shruti Dayal | | Fiscal Policy
    Following the 2007/8 global financial crisis, major central banks around the developed world resorted to the use of unconventional monetary policies. Most central banks – including the Bank of England (BOE), the Federal Reserve (FED) and the European Central Bank (ECB) - reduced interest rates to record lows. Some central ...
  • The Tories can put an end to rail fare hell by completing privatisation

    The Tories can put an end to rail fare hell by completing privatisation

    Tony Lodge | | Infrastructure
    This piece was originally published by The Telegraph online.For the first time in a generation the Conservatives are at real risk of losing the great railway debate. A toxic mix of not delivering on privatisation pledges, Whitehall micromanagement and failing to address the Southern franchise failure have combined to convince Jeremy Corbyn that he commands huge ...
  • The drawbacks of the Financial Transactions Tax

    The drawbacks of the Financial Transactions Tax

    Shruti Dayal | | Fiscal Policy
    The Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), popularly dubbed as the Robin Hood Tax, received large support from the Labour Party this election season. The party claimed that through the imposition of the FTT on derivatives, its government would be able to generate revenues of £26bn over the course of a 5-year ...
  • Unconditional Basic Income – innovative, but not implementable

    Unconditional Basic Income – innovative, but not implementable

    Shruti Dayal | | Welfare Policy
    Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is a scheme that has recently been gaining traction worldwide. Several trials of the scheme and its variations are set to take place in developed nations like Finland, Canada, and Scotland, and in developing nations like India and Kenya. The scheme would guarantee all individuals with ...