Tags : government policy

Helping the Homeless: Can’t or Won’t?

As recently reported by Metro, the start of September didn’t just mark the end of ‘Eat out to Help Out’ and back to school – it also marked the day in which dozens of rough sleepers were turfed out back onto the streets after three months of being housed in hotels. As society (and more […]Read More

Who Cares? How COVID-19 Has Impacted Looked-After-Children

Throughout the pandemic, emphasis has been broadly placed on keeping the elderly safe – an unsurprising priority, given that risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age.  As a result, ways of protecting both carers and residents of elderly care-homes has dominated news streams.  What has attracted less attention, however, is the social and mental impact that […]Read More

Theatre News: Indoor Performances To Go Ahead From Today

The government has confirmed indoor theatre performances can go ahead from today, as long as social distancing is adhered to. Although the news comes later than planned, the return of indoor performances is stage four of the Culture Secretary’s plan. As we continue to move through the phased theatre reopening, Boris Johnson has said the […]Read More

Restoring the Status-Quo Should Not Be our Post-COVID Goal

The pandemic lockdowns sparked changes in society that would have been unthinkable just last year. Trapped indoors, the crisis has deprived everyone of their normal routines and transformed the way many of us think of the world surrounding us.  It has forced us to reshape our priorities and values and this is something that must […]Read More

Johnson’s New Obesity Laws are Terrible and I Can Prove

I’m not sure whether it comes from a place of abject stupidity or performative bureaucracy, but Boris Johnson, even by his own standards, has really reached a new low. His new ‘Obesity Strategy’ to combat COVID-19 is a ridiculous mess that is at best just pointless, authoritarian government intervention and at worst damaging to the […]Read More

Keeping Up With the Coronavirus: Lessons from Vietnam

Vietnam is a country known for many things: Mad motorbike traffic, a single-party communist government, a violent war, beautiful scenery, delicious food, and friendly people. Now, successfully dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that brought even the wealthiest countries in the world to their knees can be added to that list. As of July 21st, Vietnam’s […]Read More

We must hold government responsible over the Panama papers

The recent leak of 11.5 million documents from Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has sparked global outrage. And quite rightly so. 143 politicians from around the world, 12 of whom are current or former national leaders, were revealed to be evading the law and going to every length to avoid paying tax. Yet the British […]Read More