Assuming – as do Government ‘Think Tank’ Demos and Sir David Omand, former security and intelligence co-ordinator at the Cabinet Office – that we’re agreed on the requirement for a suitable National Security Strategy, what should it aim to accomplish?
Les deux anciens amis du PS, Eric Besson (devenu ministre d'ouverture) et Pierre Moscovici , se sont retrouvés hier à Londres pour dresser le bilan d'un an de présidence de Sarkozy... Bien sûr, ils ne sont pas tombés d'accord.
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'Wicked issues', from obesity to climate change and welfare reform, are reshaping government around a new set of priorities: the politics of public behaviour. More than ever governments are being asked to confront the public consequences of private decisi
Speaking English is "fundamental to integration and cohesion". That was the conclusion of an independent report last year - and the rationale behind the latest government consultation on English for speakers of other languages. With the consultation now c
The six convicted men were calling Muslims to wage jihad - holy war - against non-believers and invaders of Islamic lands. In Islamic jurisprudence, the concept of jihad and the individual or collective responsibility to undertake it is complex and contro
Spain has a new cabinet with a female majority. France is in thrall to the Sarkozettes. Even Italy is feeling the force of the political ‘genderquake’. So why is Britain lagging behind?
o complete is the feminisation of progressive think-tank leadership that when Jennifer Moses, former head of the Liberal Democrat-leaning think tank CentreForum, was scooped into the new Downing Street talent pool last month, interest was sparked in her n
Alistair Darling's first Budget lacked fireworks, but it still gained acres of analysis in the press. By contrast, the publication 24 hours later of the White Paper Innovation Nation elicited barely a whisper of coverage. This is a shame, as it brings an
Bruni-Sarkozy has also expressed an interest in meeting Jamie Oliver to develop plans to introduce a more "continental" approach to eating and drinking, which could see British parents encouraged to serve small volumes of red wine with meals to children a
The long-awaited strategy document follows comments last year by the think-tank Demos that the government ‘lacked a clear and coherent view’ of security risks to UK. At the time Demos’ Charlie Edwards said: "Successive British governments have rarely take