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Ten years ago, the UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act that inspired other countries to

Plugging in the British: EU justice and home affairs

It is not yet clear how the UK and the European Union will work together on justice

‘The world’s biggest quango’

The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England,

Non-tariff trade barriers to trade are damaging too

On average, the economic costs of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) now far exceed those of tariffs, which have

The taxation of foreign aid

Foreign aid is often exempt from taxation in recipient countries. Research on the topic is sparse, debate

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Conflict in South Sudan’s Equatoria region

While South Sudan’s civil war escalated from 2013 to 2015, the Equatoria region, spanning the southern third of South

Missile defence conference 2018

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear

Self-employment and entrepreneurship: lessons from tax records and challenges for policy

40% of the growth in the UK’s workforce since 2008 has come from people working for their

Keynote valedictory address: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, GBE, KCB, ADC,DL as Chief of the Defence Staff

The Valedictory speech by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, GBE, KCB, ADC,DL as he prepares to step

At home in one’s past – nostalgia as a political and cultural force

Demos has been investigating the growing influence of nostalgia in the social and political cultures of three

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NEW REPORT from @CaminoMortera at @CER_EU reports that it is unlikely that Britain will enjoy the same level of co-operation on justice and home affairs that it has had as a member of the bloc:

NEW REPORT out today, from @samuelhall0 and @PhilipRBox at @WeAreBrightBlue, setting out the scientific, technological, legal, and political case for deeper decarbonisation of the UK economy in the decades ahead:

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#Automation of the #workforce can be a force for good, so long as the everyone has a claim on the technological dividends, write @carysroberts and @DantonsHead from @IPPR in our latest #ViewsThatMatter. Read it here:

On our latest #ViewsThatMatter on #automation of the #workforce, Steve Davies with @epicenterEU reminds us that job creation and destruction is nothing new, and nothing to fear

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