Investments and National Security: Has the party of business had a reality check?

The government approach to scrutinising foreign investors has stepped up a gear, with recently introduced measures to block prospective deals in sensitive sectors likely to be the tip of the iceberg. In addition to new measures targeting defence, computing and quantum technology investments, the government is already looking to introduce new powers which would let it decide whether any investment is relevantRead more

Models for the post-Brexit immigration system

Described by David Davis as “a landmark moment”, the passing of the EU Withdrawal Act in June allowed Theresa May to take a breath and perhaps to issue a sigh of relief.  However, what is clear, is that there are still many legislative hurdles for her to jump and policy details that need to beRead more

Making staying healthy childs play: Prioritising physical activity among children

As the new year starts, Victoria Wilkinson looks at children’s health across the school year. This week, school children across the country are returning from the long summer holiday. The holidays are, for many children, a period of fun and adventure, and they will no doubt be returning to school with lots of stories toRead more

A Level reform: Gove’s lasting legacy

With A Level results out tomorrow, now is a timely opportunity to take stock of Michael Gove’s 2014 reforms and look at the extent to which they have begun to affect the pupils that have taken their exams under the new system. This year’s results will be interesting for two reasons. Firstly, they will serveRead more

The politics of empathy

Emotion has always played a central role in PR and advertising. However, its importance in shaping public policy is often overlooked. In the 1990s, two pieces of legislation were enacted to address the emotionally-charged subjects of gun control and dog attacks. In 1991, the Dangerous Dogs Act sought to end a series of violent dogRead more