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The feminisation of poverty is a global phenomenon whereby a greater proportion of women live in poverty than do men. Around 14 million people in the UK – 22 per cent of the population – are living in poverty (ONS, 2016). Within this group, 37 per cent are men, 40 per cent are women, and...
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Karl Marx’s prediction was that capitalism would lead to the numbers of wealthy property owners (the bourgeoisie) becoming smaller and smaller, while everyone else sank into an immiserated proletariat, which would eventually revolt to overthrow its masters and introduce a new socialist order. During the century after his death, his analysis was invalidated by two...
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In his recent testimony to the House of Lords, Sir Ivan Rogers, former British Permanent Representative to the European Union, criticized as premature and ill-prepared the Prime Minister’s triggering last March of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This is unfair to Theresa May. No different date for the beginning of the Brexit negotiations could...
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The limited concessions outlined in Theresa May’s Florence speech will probably have been enough to prevent the immediate breakdown of the Brexit talks, a breakdown which seemed at the beginning of the month a real possibility. They are, however, insufficient to reassure the EU 27 that enough progress has been made in the first tranche...
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The recent article by Keir Starmer, Labour spokesman on Brexit, setting out the Party’s commitment to continued British membership of the EU single market and the customs union for a transitional period post-Brexit is a welcome and significant development in the European debate. In the short term it will give Labour a political and intellectual...
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‘If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word “citizenship” means.” (Mrs May, Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham. October 2016.) Did the Prime Minister really say that? Yes she did, and it caused a visceral shock to many. If you are one of the...
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The terms of the political debate about Brexit in the aftermath of the General Election are gradually becoming clearer. Since the project of Brexit is an essentially irrational one, its discussion will always tend towards paradox and conundrum. Nevertheless, the weeks since the General Election have clarified the choices with which the British government and...
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Edward Bernays (1891-1995) is the individual most often credited with the establishment of the public relations profession – the creation and manipulation of public opinion – or what we now refer to as ‘spin’.  Almost self-evidently such activity forms a central aspect of advertising and marketing in general but it extends way beyond the commercial...
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By Dr Andrew Black, Federal Trust for Education & Research, May 24, 2017 GPI Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Black highlights the dangerous economic consequences of a hard Brexit, using Input-Output analysis on the major sectors of the British economy. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PAPER IN PDF FORMAT. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL...
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 Dr Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow of the GPI, has published a new book in which he sets out a comprehensive analysis and counter-narrative to the neo-liberal market capitalist orthodoxy. The book can be purchased from Amazon in e-book or paperback format. From Locke to Hayek to Trump: The Trail of Neo-liberalism and the Need...
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