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July 9, 2024

Professor Larissa Suzuki and Dame Stephanie Shirley CH: Simple steps? for ‘Generation AI?’

Professor Larissa Suzuki and Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley CH discuss how AI can help those with autism in the workforce. Around 75 million people worldwide are affected by autism or…
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July 9, 2024

Lord Watson: Orchestrating the future? for ‘Generation AI?’

Lord Watson writes about the challenges and opportunities that AI presents to the UK music industry. The music industry has been using AI for years as an assistive tool for…
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July 5, 2024

Gerard Grech: History rhymes? for ‘Generation AI?’

Generative AI is powering new innovation, led by the UK’s universities, writes Gerard Grech. We are entering a new technological innovation cycle; the sixth in our history. If the first…
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July 5, 2024

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE: Dispelling disinformation? for ‘Generation AI?’

It is the distribution, not just generation, of falsehoods that we should be worried about, argues Baroness Joanna Shields. With more than 50% of the global population going to the…
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June 25, 2024

Charlie Harrison: Why the UK should boost its cultivated meat industry

In November 2023, Italy became the first European country to ban cultivated meat – a strange decision, given that cultivated meat is not currently sold in Europe. Then, in January,…
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June 14, 2024

Kit Mclean: Why the UK must address the housing and migration crisis simultaneously

Housing and migration in recent years have become amongst the most discussed and divisive issues in British politics. The high cost and low supply of housing alongside growing concerns over…
Centre WriteForeignHuman Rights & Discrimination
June 3, 2024

Nathan Stone: National service is a disingenuous attempt at electoral opportunism

‘Quadruple lock for the oldies and send the kids off to war.’ This refrain has appeared in political discourse in various guises over the past couple of days, and it…
Centre WriteForeignHuman Rights & Discrimination
May 21, 2024

Bella Wallersteiner: Defending education – protecting teachers from blasphemy claims in the modern classroom

In the modern classroom, teachers face an increasingly precarious balance between educational integrity and religious sensitivity. Historical reckonings echo through these contemporary challenges. Throughout the annals of history, from the…
Centre WriteEconomy & FinancePoliticsWelfare
May 10, 2024

Crawford Sawyer: Why we need to think seriously about AI deepfakes

If you received a phone call from your local mayor, how would you feel? “Great!”, you may think. “What a personal touch – I always did like them.”  Now, consider that…
Centre WriteForeignHuman Rights & Discrimination
May 8, 2024

Bella Wallersteiner: Why the Conservatives must return to the centre ground

In the turbulent waters of contemporary politics, the Conservative Party finds itself navigating treacherous currents. The recent local and mayoral elections have underscored a dire need for introspection and course…
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May 3, 2024

Emily Taylor: The public’s hidden addiction to sugar warrants greater regulation

Amongst the 34 million videos posted on TikTok daily, those of bodybuilder Eddie Abbew have recently gone viral for their expletive-laden warnings of junk food. In particular, his videos in…
Centre WriteEconomy & FinancePoliticsWelfare
April 30, 2024

Peter R. Brookes: Parental tax relief could fix the UK’s low fertility rate

The UK faces a fiscal crisis with an ageing population as the number of dependants per worker soars. We already have around one person over 65 for every three of…
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April 16, 2024

George Thomas: Increasing regulation on MPs’ second jobs will strengthen our liberal democracy

“I want to show that politicians are just humans too,” former Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP told the UK population as he began his contentious appearance on I'm a Celebrity.…
Centre WriteEconomy & Finance
April 11, 2024

James Cowling: A pro-housing Conservative pitch could wipe the floor with Khan

What is simultaneously the most significant cause of London's decline and Sadiq Khan's greatest failing as Mayor? It is, of course, the failure to deliver new homes, which has devastated…
Centre WriteEconomy & Finance
April 8, 2024

William Roberts: Expanding the UK’s wider public health workforce should be the next step in the Government’s public health strategy

This month, a landmark Bill got one step closer to becoming legislation. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill, if enacted, has the potential to save thousands of lives and billions of…
Centre WriteEconomy & Finance
April 3, 2024

Callum Westood: Politicians must stop shirking responsibility for decision-making – the case of the OBR and Bank of England

For many years, Westminster has been enthralled with the idea of “taking the politics out of” various realms of decision-making. The prevailing narrative argues that independent bodies help avoid the…
Centre WriteForeignHuman Rights & Discrimination
April 2, 2024

Bella Wallersteiner: Israel stands alone in the Middle East on protecting LGBT rights

Israel stands out in the Middle East region for its liberal LGBT laws; as such, supporting Israel should be a priority for those advocating for LGBT rights. However, when I…
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March 28, 2024

Lachlan Rurlander: Forget 2024. The wipeout for the Tories could be 2029

As anyone who has ever spent any time in university Conservative societies will tell you, it is sometimes tempting to believe that the only young people who vote Conservative are…
Centre WriteEducationPolitics
March 27, 2024

Hailey Pitcher: An unbiased political education must be mandatory for the betterment of Gen Z

As elections rapidly approach in both the United States and the UK, much of the next generation is preparing to cast their first major national ballot. This Generation Z or,…
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March 15, 2024

Isabella Wallersteiner: Defending Reality – Why Asserting Biological Truths is Essential to Women’s Grassroots Sport

In the world of sports, where milliseconds and millimetres often separate champions from contenders, fairness is everything. This is a point that has largely been lost on politicians gripped by…
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March 14, 2024

Max Minkin: The Trump Card – How Donald Trump came to dominate the Republican Party

A whole six months away from the upcoming Republican National Convention, things could not be clearer: Donald Trump is – at least de-facto – the party’s presumptive nominee. In a…
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March 6, 2024

Isabella Wallersteiner: The Prime Minister’s speech on antisemitism and extremism: will actions match rhetoric?

On Friday evening, the Prime Minister made a striking statement outside No. 10, likening Islamists and the far-right as "two sides of the same extremist coin" who harbour a mutual…
Centre WriteSarah Kuszynski
March 6, 2024

Sarah Kuszynski: Priced-out from parenthood? Why we need more support for families on modest incomes

The total fertility rate in the UK has fallen to a record low of 1.49 per woman. This is not due to a lack of desire to have children but…
Centre WriteThomas Nurcombe
March 6, 2024

Thomas Nurcombe: 2024 ought to mark a Young People’s Budget

It has been 115 years since David Lloyd George’s famous People’s Budget – one of the most significant budgets seen in British history. Seeing the situation in Britain at the…
Centre WriteHousing & Homelessness
February 29, 2024

David Taylor: Why councils must build social housing – the case of Romford, East London

Housing is one of those topics that we hear about a lot, from all sides. In Havering, pretty much every political party is saying the same thing: “We don’t want…
Centre WritePolitics
February 13, 2024

Jonas Balkus: Where are the British semiconductor manufacturers?

The UK’s economy is naturally well-suited to semiconductor chip manufacturing. It has a technology-orientated service sector, an ability to produce advanced capital goods, powerful research and development capabilities, plenty of…
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January 30, 2024

Eben Macdonald: Planning deregulation is needed to truly level up the UK

You hear the phrase ‘levelling up’ virtually all the time within British politics, and for good reasons. Not only do analyses consistently suggest that Britain is one of the most…
Centre WritePolitics
January 30, 2024

Felix Billar: Too much intrusion into judicial affairs could set our politics on a slippery slope

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, recently pledged to recruit and train 150 new judges to help streamline asylum appeals. This pledge was met with intense scrutiny from Lady Chief Justice…
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January 22, 2024

Isabella Wallersteiner: Faith in Education: Navigating the Controversy Surrounding Religion in UK Schools

In today's diverse and multicultural society, the question of whether religion should be a part of the educational system continues to spark debates. The recent High Court challenge against Michaela…
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January 22, 2024

Gregg McClymont: To fix UK pensions, the Government must double-down on economies of scale

Coverage of the Government’s ‘productive finance’ agenda,  heralded at the 2023 Mansion House speech, has naturally focused on the reforms proposed to pension schemes: beefing up UK pension schemes to…
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January 18, 2024

Sarah Vibert: Charitable foundations – Why charities can play a leading role in economic growth

The last few years have been undeniably challenging for the country and the world, with a pandemic, a major land war in Europe and an economic crisis. For charities, it…
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January 12, 2024

Isabella Wallersteiner: Why British Conservatives Should Back Haley

America is arguably facing its greatest peril since the Civil War. In the face of escalating tensions and provocations from Iranian-backed groups, the need for strong and decisive leadership is…
Centre WritePolitics
January 5, 2024

Jeegar Kakkad: JobsGPT? AI should be a tool, not a threat to jobs

Every new technological revolution brings with it the same existential question about the future of work: is a robot going to take my job? In the past, it was the…
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January 4, 2024

Thomas Nurcombe: Abolishing inheritance tax would consign the Conservatives to the political wilderness

If you jumped back in time to January 2023, when the Tories were a mere 17 points behind in the polls, you would undoubtedly have heard, “Oh, but the polls…
Centre WriteEconomy & FinanceForeignIsabella WallersteinerLaw & JusticePolitics
January 3, 2024

Isabella Wallersteiner: ​​Generation betrayed – why it’s time for the Conservative Party to talk about Brexit

​​In the cut and thrust of British politics, adaptation is not just a strategy; it is a necessity. As the Conservative Party continues to languish in the polls, averaging a…
Centre WriteIsabella WallersteinerLaw & JusticePolitics
December 22, 2023

Isabella Wallersteiner: Shared Values, Common Threats: The Case for Britain Standing Firm with Israel

As the festive season unfolds and communities around the world come together to celebrate, it is essential that Israel’s struggle is not forgotten and that, as a nation, we continue…
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December 21, 2023

Callum Westwood: What should government do to reduce intergenerational inequity?

“Class is the basis of British party politics” asserted political scientist Peter Pulzer in 1967. However, contemporary dynamics have shifted significantly. Social class no longer reliably predicts voting behaviour, as…
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December 15, 2023

Mia Kadyan: Asylum seekers ought to have the right to work in the UK

In the context of an immigration system plagued with substantial delays and inefficiencies, allowing asylum seekers to obtain employment while awaiting resolution of their claims emerges as a potential strategy…
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December 14, 2023

Lee Marsons: Third time is not the charm: Why the UK’s treaty with Rwanda is not the answer

Taken together, the two ways through which the Government is attempting to resurrect its flailing asylum agreement with Rwanda – a new treaty and emergency legislation - are a serious…
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December 4, 2023

James Ball: Tech totalitarianism? Analysing the Government’s war with big tech

There is no doubt whatsoever that big tech must be regulated. US legislators say it; EU authorities agree; the UK body politic concurs. Indeed, big tech itself agrees that there…
Centre WriteIsabella WallersteinerLaw & JusticePolitics
November 29, 2023

Isabella Wallersteiner: Breaking the silence – my stand against antisemitism

Since Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented surprise attack on Israel on the seventh of October, I have found myself attending the pro-Palestine protests every weekend in central London - not…
Centre WriteLaw & JusticePolitics
November 20, 2023

Ben Hopkinson: A lust for power: To boost British industry, we need to start with cheaper energy

British Steel’s Scunthorpe plant is losing one million pounds a day. Steep energy prices continue to put this plant, like many others, further into the financial red. This not only…
Centre WriteLaw & JusticePolitics
November 17, 2023

Kate Fairhurst: Skills to pay the bills? What we can do to improve the UK’s skills shortage

It is a point trailed many times before that a highly skilled population is a prerequisite for economic growth. Whilst not a unique point, it is an important one -…
Centre WriteHealth & Social CarePolitics
November 14, 2023

Burhan Miah: Private investment can help boost our meagre foreign aid

The Government’s promise to “leave no-one behind” has been trampled on by none other than the government itself. The government wastes money on consultants who do not make any lasting…
Centre WriteLaw & JusticePolitics
November 7, 2023

Maria Booker: Businesses can be innovative in help for employees during the cost-of-living crisis

The cost-of-living tracker published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) recently showed that 7.3 million UK households on a low income were going without essentials such as showers, transport and…
Centre WriteLaw & JusticePolitics
October 30, 2023

James Cowling: Generational grumbling: What young people really want from work

‘Younger people are entitled and lazy; they do not want to put in the graft that got their parents’ generation to where they are today.’ This accusation is one most…
Centre WriteLaw & JusticePolitics
October 24, 2023

Professor Rosie Campbell: Why diverse workplaces have benefits for all

It is time to remake the case for promoting gender equality in the workplace. The overwhelming majority of Britons now reject traditional gender roles and support gender equality at work.…