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How did the British Empire write the rules of today’s economy?

Outside of the frenzied headlines about woke warriors cancelling Jane Austen and stately homes,...

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Who owns the internet?

What do you get the guy who has everything? A 44 billion dollar social media platform apparently....

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What did Covid-19 reveal about how our economy is really run?

In the early months of the pandemic, the government shut down whole sectors of the economy and...

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What does the Sunak scandal tell us about our tax system?

A few weeks ago the chancellor presided over a spring budget which ushered in the fastest drop in...

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The UK's response to the refugee crisis

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, over 4 million people have fled the country. Earlier this...

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Are fossil fuels funding the war in Ukraine?

At the time of recording, hundreds, and possibly thousands, of civilians have been killed during...

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Tackling the cost of living crisis

2022 has been dubbed the ‘year of the squeeze’ by the Resolution Foundation. In...

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Tackling the energy crisis

Families are bracing for less and less money to get by as energy bills rise this spring. In the...

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Closing the Covid-19 vaccination gap

Coronavirus cases are once again rising in Europe and across the world. The World Health...

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The future of work

A record number of employees have quit their jobs in recent months, in what’s been dubbed...

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Is our digital economy breeding misogyny?

In August this year Jake Davison, a 22-year-old from Plymouth, went on a shooting rampage that...

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Trans Liberation

If you read mainstream media coverage of the issues facing transgender people in the UK,...

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Is austerity back?

At the height of the pandemic, politicians promised to do whatever it took to keep the economy...

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What really happens at a UN climate summit?

In a few weeks’ time, 25,000 people will descend on Glasgow. They are coming for the UN...

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The Great Homes Upgrade

The UK has the draughtiest and oldest housing in Western Europe. And our gas boilers pump out...

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Will living standards be frozen this winter?

Over 11m people have been furloughed in the last 16 months, and almost 6m are currently on...

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Where did our immigration system come from?

This week a controversial deportation flight took off for Jamaica. Legal challenges meant that...

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Fighting the climate crisis in the courts

With the COP26 global climate conference coming up later this year, we’re spending five...

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Fast Fashion

With the COP26 global climate conference coming up later this year, we’re spending five...

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How can we tackle the climate crisis while levelling up?

With the COP26 global climate conference coming up later this year, we’re spending five...

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