Without being clear about their priorities, the British government will only continue to sow confusion and resentment in Northern Ireland.
We all seem to favour the idea of social mobility, but forget that upward mobility depends on the downward kind too.
When a politician uses their judgement, they should not be attacked as if they somehow betrayed their electorate.
One big idea is not going to solve inequality – especially taxes that just target income. Together, these smaller taxes that target wealth will do a lot better at truly addressing inequality.
The politics of conviction over compromise has created an atmosphere of prejudice and vitriol.
A new, different model of nationalisation would offer the best of both worlds.
State funded higher education, a graduate tax or the UK’s current system of funding higher education – which one works best?
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