Category Archives: Policy

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Why it’s worth taking the party manifestos seriously

Have you spent the last four years “fired up to play your part in the nation’s future”? No? You didn’t accept your invitation from David Cameron to join the government of Britain? Is that because you wanted “a future fair … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: sustainable fishing, negawatts and business accounting

With the next general election approaching, we’ve asked leading thinkers to give us their one big manifesto idea for a greener Britain, alongside some of our own. There’s no shortage of great ideas, with fifteen strong proposals already under the … Continue reading

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How to respond to Euroscepticism? Start by ending the CAP

This post is by Miles King, senior ecologist at Footprint Ecology, and a regular blogger about nature and the environment. If there was any doubt before, the local and euro election results have confirmed that the future of Britain’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Big manifesto ideas: inspiration on innovation, planning and UK jobs

With less than a year to go until the next election, we’re focused on stimulating strong ideas for the new parliament. As well as offering our own, we’re asking other leading thinkers and experts for their one big manifesto idea. Today’s … Continue reading

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My big manifesto idea: infrastructure

It’s less than a year until the next election, and the race is on to inform and shape the policy agenda of the next government. Manifesto priorities may appear to be determined entirely by public sentiment, party values and a … Continue reading

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David Cameron’s EU performance tomorrow is more important to the UK’s future than the Budget

This post was written with Nick Mabey, chief executive of E3G. It first appeared on BusinessGreen. Who says politics is short term? Tomorrow David Cameron and Europe’s other premiers will debate the shape of the region’s economy in 2030. They’ll … Continue reading

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The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for

This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog. Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason.  For example, the … Continue reading

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Why is the coalition keeping the coal fires burning?

This post is by Stephen Tindale, climate and energy consultant and associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform. It was first published on Climate Answers. In the 20th century, the British political party which supported the coal industry was … Continue reading

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Now is the time to debate the international climate policy target

This post is by Andy Jordan and Tim Rayner of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research based at the University of East Anglia When the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) convened … Continue reading

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Why collaboration is the key to a circular economy

A version of this post first appeared on BusinessGreen. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” These wise words, borrowed from Johannesburg airport via Richard Branson’s blog, reflect a frequently heard … Continue reading

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