“I Didn’t Think I Could Take My Maternity Leave But I Knew I Had To”

The lack of flexible working practices is really a cost to business – a bar to higher productivity. Yet still there is reticence to have a sensible discussion about this.

Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse

Just when you thought it couldn’t, really, get any worse, the US has taken another lurch to the right. There’s been some talk this week on this side of the “pond" about the political balance of the Supreme Court tilting to the right after the announcement that Justice Kennedy, a long-standing and (relatively) liberal member … Continue reading Janus, Free Speech, And A Sharp Turn For The Worse

Oh Mr Osborne! Standard Cash-For-Comment Row Is Not Good News

The sirens who warned against the appointment of George Osborne as editor of the London Standard in 2017 probably didn’t have this in mind. The paper is mired in controversy – possibly scandal – over the disclosure that it has offered “money can’t buy” favourable comment and coverage for firms in return for “large sums”. … Continue reading Oh Mr Osborne! Standard Cash-For-Comment Row Is Not Good News

What Does Eurovsion Teach us?

The new @unions21 podcast: Me and @beckyunions21 and talk the future of unions with @GavinJKelly1. It’s not for the faint-hearted. And we have an EXCLUSIVE with @angelaeagle, discussing her book The New Serfdom, co-authored with @Imi_Ahmed. Plus What Next after the TUC New Deal demo, and did SuRie do the right thing at Eurovision. A Makes-you-Think production