The author-cum-pop psychologist Malcolm Gladwell made a lot of money from telling the world, through his 2008 book Outliers, that anyone can master any skill at all if they just spend 10,000 hours practising it. Eleven years on, he had better hope no one’s been paying too close attention to the somehow still ongoing Tory leadership contest,
Britain needs a Labour government. With the NHS in crisis, the economy slipping into recession and the adverse impacts of austerity blighting lives and communities, we urgently need a change of direction. The Tories meanwhile are drifting further into the realms of fantasy economics and diplomacy.
Promising a fix for our broken social care system has become a right of passage for new prime ministers in recent times. From Blair to May, social care has consistently been a priority; at least in rhetoric if not in reality. Now, in his inaugural speech, Boris Johnson, has followed suit, committing to give “every older
Next week heralds the start of the enviably long summer holiday for millions of children across the UK. For many, this marks the start of six weeks of fun, cultural enrichment and family holidays, but for around 3 million children, the summer holidays are a period of stress, food insecurity, hunger and malnourishment.
Nothing leaves us as vulnerable as adversity does. It leaves us with a set of eyes, which stops seeing reason and a mind that turns incorrigibly manipulative. That’s why the hardened criminal is constantly found prowling for those felled by adversity.
They say a week is a long time in politics, but for those to the left of centre, this one has been as bleak as it has been long. Boris Johnson is prime minister and Priti Patel is now the most powerful woman in the UK (with apologies to the Queen). Jacob Rees-Mogg is leader of the House of Commons, Dominic Raab is representing us on the international
Jacob Rees-Mogg is the newly appointed Leader of the British House of Commons. In his first few days in office he issued a directive to all his staff. That directive states that there are certain words and phrases his staff cannot use when communicating with external parties. In addition to banning these words
Full marks, then, to Jo Swinson for tabling her very own motion of no confidence in Her Majesty’s government. A few days into the job and she’s already taken a fine opportunity to build a bit of profile and make a name for herself among the voting public, most of whom are still very unfamiliar with her. As an alternative
Is the rise of Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister the product of a soft coup? Does Donald Trump’s racist demonisation of four non-white congress members prove him to be a “fascist” leader like Mussolini and Hitler? The two questions should be answered together because political developments in Britain
A few days ago, EU nationals in the UK were dealt another blow as Iain Duncan Smith, co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice, urged Priti Patel, the home secretary, to raise the minimum salary threshold for immigrants from £30,000 to £36,700 per year. As an EU national from Sweden who has lived and worked in the