It’s all about the money, money, money

Never was Jessie J more mistaken than when she topped the charts in 2011 claiming “it’s not all about the money.” At the time, of course, she wasn’t talking about the NHS. But I’m sure she would agree the health service’s funding situation in 2015 brings her lyrics into question. Now many are asking  – whatRead more

The 2015 Spending Review: Everything you need to know

The end of the summer has been a busy period for politics. The refugee crisis, ongoing EU renegotiation, and Labour’s extraordinary leadership election have dominated the political headlines. As a result, little attention has been given to preparations for the November Spending Review. The review will define the framework under which this government will operateRead more

A year on from the indyref; can the bubble burst?

As we approach the anniversary of the Scottish Referendum on Friday attention turns on how Scottish politics has changed in twelve short months and how the rise of the SNP, and the demise of Labour, looks a trend that is likely to continue. In the Scottish Government’s recently announced programme for this session there wasRead more

Little Britain? Migration and the UK’s place in Europe

You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the plight of the thousands of refugees fleeing the war-torn regions of North Africa and the Middle East to reach safety in Europe. The migration crisis and accompanying media spotlight means that immigration as a policy question is now more emotionally chargedRead more