Party leaders' debates: what's the point?

The broadcasters have thrown down the gauntlet by publishing their own proposals for party leaders' debates. You can subscribe to our leading political science journal at the special discounted price of just £75.Subscribe | Editors' choice Parliament 2015: Magna Carta and De Montfort Parliament has announced its year-long programme to commemorate [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014


Making homes for a fairer Scotland, UNISON Scotland 2013 46. Health inequalities in Scotland, UNISON Scotland, July 2014 43. Reducing Health Inequalities in Scotland, UNISON Scotland, July [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

UKIP’s European Parliament group collapses

UKIP’s group in the European Parliament, the EFDD, has collapsed following the departure of a Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule. The loss of group status will mean less funding and less speaking time for UKIP MEPs, especially for former group leader Nigel Farage. “It’s not surprising that UKIP has lost friends and alienated people in the European Par [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

Your Data or Your Life

Today's amalgamation and synthesis of digital services and hardware is designed to make our lives easier, and there is no doubt that it has. But have we stopped asking fundamental questions, both of ourselves and of the companies we entrust to do all of these things? Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

From Hardinge to Street Park Lodge

By that time the new complex had been completed in the grounds of Park Lodge and the pupils were now housed in state-of-the-art classrooms. A duplicate of Park Lodge was erected near Fivemiletown in the Clogher Valley. Park Lodge is just a small part of their legacy. He occupied Park Lodge for some 30 years until his death in 1911. The school was o [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

The Bad News About the News

The digital revolution has forever changed American journalism, and not for the better. Robert Kaiser, former managing editor of The Washington Post, writes in his new Brookings Essay that the changing media landscape is not only a threat to traditional news, but to the future of democracy. Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

How social media monitoring can keep you out of trouble?

Don't be shellfish...There is saying that ‘Unplanned moments are always better than planned ones’. Do you really think so? Brands with online presence who have just suffered a social media crisis would definitely not agree on this. Let’s say its 2:00 AM in your local time zone and you are snoring away in your dreamland. [&hellip [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

In blow to Abe, Japan trade minister to resign over funds scandal: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said on Saturday. Obuchi also said she did not plan to meet the prime minister on Saturday, when he was due to return from an Asia-Eur [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

UK small business support organisation

More information is available at Results are based on surveys of LEPs, Local Authorities and small business representatives. 131 Local Authorities and small business representatives responded to the survey. Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies, said:"LEPs have had a short life, but misunderstandings aro [...] Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014