July 2019 Articles

The Extinction Rebels seem to care more about capitalism than climate
The Extinction Rebels seem to care more about capitalism than climate
If your commute to work this week has been blocked by a giant colourful boat, you have Extinction Rebellion (XR) [...]
July 19, 2019
DEBATE: Has any technological development in the last 50 years matched the magnitude of the moon landing?
DEBATE: Has any technological development in the last 50 years matched the magnitude of the moon landing?
Has any technological development in the last 50 years matched the magnitude of the moon landing? Ivan Mazour, chief executive [...]
July 19, 2019
We need a bold new approach to tackle London’s housing crisis
We need a bold new approach to tackle London’s housing crisis
When I was a young boy in the 1970s, my family lived in council housing in Ladbroke Grove, and London [...]
July 19, 2019
Let’s end the government monopoly of financial regulation
Let’s end the government monopoly of financial regulation
The growth of financial regulation seems inexorable. Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, has noted that in [...]
July 19, 2019
May goes not with a bang, but with a whimper
May goes not with a bang, but with a whimper
This time next week Theresa May will be embarking on her first weekend out of office. Her successor, most likely [...]
July 19, 2019
DEBATE: Would the trains run better with a 'fat controller' in charge?
DEBATE: Would the trains run better with a 'fat controller' in charge?
Would the railways run better with an independent “fat controller” in charge, as recently proposed? Scott Corfe, research director at [...]
July 18, 2019
Young voters care about more than tuition fees
Young voters care about more than tuition fees
Student debt is, once again, pledge fodder as politicians jostle for power. Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has promised to [...]
July 18, 2019
Why are we so afraid of public speaking?
Why are we so afraid of public speaking?
Public speaking. It is the stuff of nightmares. Standing in front of your peers, colleagues and managers, words that you’ve [...]
July 18, 2019
The next moon landings will spur giant leaps here on Earth
The next moon landings will spur giant leaps here on Earth
This week, we celebrate 50 years since Apollo 11’s first landing of humans on the moon – one of humanity’s [...]
July 18, 2019
Businesses must step up and raise their sustainability game
Businesses must step up and raise their sustainability game
When it comes to making sure that our day-to-day consumption is as environmentally friendly as possible, where does responsibility lie?  [...]
July 18, 2019
Private in the public eye? How a royal fairytale can turn into a nightmare
Private in the public eye? How a royal fairytale can turn into a nightmare
A lot of seasoned royal watchers predicted that Miss Markle would give the Royal Family a new edge, a modern, feminist twist and a dose of Hollywood fame into the bargain. It isn’t quite working out that way.
July 17, 2019
Britain risks remaining an elitist country
Britain risks remaining an elitist country
The UK may have been spared an all-Etonian Tory leadership contest, but Britain is still an undoubtedly elitist country. While [...]
July 17, 2019
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Fifty years ago this week, in one of the seminal moments in the history of humanity, man landed on the [...]
July 17, 2019
DEBATE: Was Sadiq Khan right to reject  plans for the Tulip tower?
DEBATE: Was Sadiq Khan right to reject plans for the Tulip tower?
Was Sadiq Khan right to reject plans for the Tulip tower? Caroline Pidgeon, a Liberal Democrat member of the London [...]
July 17, 2019