After last year’s calamitous Conservative Party Conference for Theresa May, what could possibly go wrong this year? Well, quite a lot, actually. During the Prime Minister’s speech in Manchester last year, a prankster presented her with a P45, she had...
By Lord Paul Tyler The House of Lords is more likely to evolve in a democratic direction now than at any point in the last century. With both parties in the Coalition Cabinet firmly behind a set of reform proposals,...
For more than two decades, both Labour and Conservative governments have supported a negotiated two-state solution; one that brings about a safe and secure Israel, alongside a viable, democratic and independent Palestinian state. That is why it is right for...
We have, within our reach, a Brexit for the people – that delivers on the referendum result and protects jobs, security and the precious Union between the...
Frank Field, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and Labour MP for Birkenhead Arguably, one watchword for the UK’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is flexibility. Technology has facilitated all kinds of new ways of working, with the self-employed often...
I doubt if the leaders of the major political parties are looking forward to their annual conferences. Prime Minister May recently lost half a dozen Ministers and is mired in her Brexit negotiations; Jeremy Corbyn seems unable to cleanse himself...
The 2017 General Election marks a pivotal stage in preparing the UK’s economy for life outside of the European Union. Cut adrift from Europe, we have to put into place strategies which will ensure that the UK, with a...
There is more to the housing crisis than the number of homes available across the UK; it is also about the people who occupy them and the lack of support they receive. It is about families not knowing how to...
British people care about animals. Ask any MP and they will tell you that animal-related issues almost always top their inbox. So I was delighted, a few months ago, as a new member of the Petitions Select Committee, to...
This October included both World Food Day and World Anti-Slavery Day. To mark both occasions, I led a debate in Parliament to highlight some of the worst instances of modern slavery and exploitation in...

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