We’re not only better than others at making choices about how to spend our own lives and money – it’s also extremely important for us to be able to do so.
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None of these qualities necessarily stop you wanting things, knowing what you enjoy, and being able to weigh up how to decide.
The two Conservative MPs have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
Claiming that there’s only one acceptable way of thinking about anything sets us rolling down a slippery slope towards destruction.
These concerns, however, often only add to the need for us to remain ethically and democratically engaged, particularly regarding the most emotive cases.
To my mind, once some kind of base fairness has been established, then it’s best to leave cultural transformations down to demand.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
Working alongside the Conservative MPs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham, we will launch in Westminster this evening.
We must not conflate the progress that scientific advancement offers us with the idea that debate becomes redundant in the face of an increased awareness of scientific fact.
The Labour leader’s refusal to join in the fun about Matt reveals a sobering reality.
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
Rebecca Lowe: I’d rather you didn’t go to watch strippers. But I don’t think the state should stop you.
Is there a going rate for such a job — which includes wearing a prescribed colour of underwear?
Should we expect “overlooked” MPs to rebel?
And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.