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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

What is it?

The Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill (the “Bill”) was announced in the Queen’s speech and received its first reading in the House of Lords on 19 May 2016. 664 more words

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Wholly automatic driving

Mobility, as Age UK is constantly arguing, is a key to social engagement and active ageing. Bus travel is getting better in terms of passenger information, but public services funding means bus services are frequently faltering, so using a car is often the only option. 588 more words

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Sport should be at the heart of David Cameron's prison reform agend

Published in the Telegraph 18.05.2016

When we send our children to school, we expect them to get an education. Should we not similarly expect that those we send to young offender’s institutions (YOIs) should leave rehabilitated? 771 more words



A bit of a theme during this summer is going to be ‘employee engagement’.

Even the phrase sounds old fashioned, doesn’t it? Echoing another time of hierarchies, of command and control. 241 more words


Queen's Speech Passed

Last night after several days of debate the government’s legislative programme for the new session of Parliament was passed by 297 votes to 237. A surprisingly large majority of 60 considering that notionally the government only has a majority of 12. 62 more words


Hitting a million

Originally published on May 26 on Inside Edge 2, my blog for Inside Housing

Statistics published on Thursday provide the first clues as to whether the government will be able to deliver a million new homes in this parliament. 837 more words


The Politics of Land Law: Privatisation of HM Land Registry

Dr. Thomas Dunk
Lecturer in Law & Politics at the University of Hertfordshire

It is not often that politics and land law collide to make national news, 885 more words