First published in sp!ked The petty policing of public spaces is inhibiting community life. A couple of weeks ago, Walthamstow town centre was apparently in the grip of a crisis. For four hours, following reports of a ‘huge riot’ involving
In The Welfare of Nations, the decade-later follow-up to his The Welfare State We’re In, James Bartholomew – former leader writer for the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail – takes us on a tour of the world’s welfare states.
On Wednesday I was delighted to be present when Oliver Letwin rubbished the notion that many users of social care are ‘incapable of making decisions about their own lives’. The Minister of State for Policy was responding to a question
I spent Sunday at the National Final of the schools Debating Matters competition. I was thoroughly engrossed in the intellectual to-and-fro ranging as it did on topics as diverse as wikileaks, smart drugs and burqa bans. With the possible exception of the
That’s what Toby Young – founder (among many other things) of the West London Free School – has called for. So said Claire Fox, director of Institute of Ideas, and chair of last night’s Voices of Freedom debate on ‘Freedom,