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New Podcast: When Is An Industrial Strategy Not An Industrial Strategy?  

The heavily trailed Industrial Strategy document was released this week, 250 pages of gloss and colour. And credit where it is due - it is significant and serious news when our Prime Minister asserts their belief that “a strong and strategic state…intervenes decisively wherever it can make a difference.” Brown or Blair could have penned … Continue reading New Podcast: When Is An Industrial Strategy Not An Industrial Strategy?  

Is Union Recognition Key To Addressing Westminster “Sex-pest” Culture? 

(Photocredit: James Sloan/Getty) On Monday MPs gathered in the Commons chamber for a statement from the leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom. For the first time women outnumbered men. The subject?  Sexual harassment by MPs. Great that there was a statement. But a pretty weak response to what looks and smells like a scandal. Excellent … Continue reading Is Union Recognition Key To Addressing Westminster “Sex-pest” Culture?