Calvina Fay: Why we must say no to drug legalisation

Last week in Vienna the United Nations hosted the 2014 Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This annual review of the world’s drug problem may not sound like the ‘must attend’ event of the year, but...
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Kristian Niemietz: Broken but not defeated – the student debt time bomb can be...

Whether one agrees with the policy or not, one should think that a trebling of tuition fees cannot but result in a bonanza for universities, and huge savings for the treasury. Yet according to...
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Vivien Cosh: Selfless in a selfish world

To care for a vulnerable person, whatever age, is a profound privilege. Yet owing to its very nature, much of the work involved is performed unseen. This runs in direct contradiction to the spirit of...
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Chris McGovern: Saddled with debt – what price a university degree?

Average student UK debt for undergraduates who started their courses in 2012 is likely to exceed £50,000. For students in England the debt will be nearer to £60,000. Tough times ahead, then, for many of...

Laura Perrins: Congratulations liberals – the State is everywhere

Even by usual standards Monday’s news was pretty horrid. Some hospitals are incinerating the bodies of unborn children for energy. We heard that some girls are being so brutalised by gang members, who are using...

Kathy Gyngell: Osborne gambles with our children’s welfare

One consequence of George Osborne's  Budget will be a huge boost to the childcare industry. It also intensifies the biggest and potentially most dangerous social experiment of the last 30 years. I am not talking...

Harry Benson: Common law marriage is a myth – women please note

Common law marriage is a subject dear to my heart. I have a family friend who has been royally stuffed because of it. Let’s call her Jane and her partner John. Both Jane and John...

Laura Perrins: More needed than new sex ASBOs to protect children

On March 13th with barely a mention in the press revamped sex ASBOs became law. There are now two new civil orders: the sexual harm prevention order and the sexual risk order. Notably a...

Sally Goddard Blythe: Policy makers must put infants’ needs first

The new £2000 tax payment towards child care will be a welcome drop in the ocean for parents struggling to work against mounting child care costs in a society in which it is increasingly...
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Laura Perrins: George Osborne read my lips – we want to care for our...

What is it about George Osborne et al? What is it they just do not get about care at home mums? Many mums who care for their children themselves do so because they want...