Liberal candidate for University-Rosedale and former MP for Toronto Centre. Author. Proud wife and mother of three. Runner when I can squeeze it in.

Is Jeremy Corbyn really radical about the north?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Jennifer Williams / August 28, 2015 / Leave a comment This piece was originally published in the Manchester Evening News I've stayed quiet on Jeremy Corbyn until now, mainly for a quiet life. But all good things must come to an end.

Why is high immigration a problem for the government?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Josh Lowe / August 28, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday, net migration soared to its highest-ever level: 330,000 in a year. While driven partly by a small decrease in the number of people leaving the UK, this is largely caused by more people coming to live in this country.
Aug 28, 2015

I've written a quick explainer on why high immigration—an economic dream—is still a political problem prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/prospect…

Big Question: should we watch videos of violent atrocities?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Prospect Team / August 27, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday, a journalist and a camera operator for the US news network WDBJ7 were killed in the course of their work by a gunman, with some of the attack captured live on air. But the TV cameras weren't the only ones that were rolling.

Kezia Dugdale: if Labour doesn’t change it’s dead in Scotland

prospectmagazine.co.uk — No matter how hard she tries, she has an impossible job. That's the accepted wisdom about the new Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, 33, who has enjoyed a rather meteoric rise. Her party's sixth leader in eight years, Dugdale is tasked with the unenviable job of finding a solution to Labour's electoral woes in Scotland.

Iain Duncan Smith’s “conversation” about disability is one-sided

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Alex Taylor / August 25, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith outlined his future vision for sickness benefit provision, saying he wants to "place people at the heart of the system, and make the system work around them, rather than the other way round."

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister? Don’t laugh

prospectmagazine.co.uk — Could Labour win the next general election with Jeremy Corbyn as leader? Conventional wisdom says: of course not. But three months ago, conventional wisdom mocked the idea that he could ever become leader. We should not dismiss the thought of Prime Minister Corbyn out of hand.

From IndyRef to Corbyn-what’s the point of political poetry?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Harry Giles / August 24, 2015 / Leave a comment What can poets really add to an ongoing political debate? It was a question I asked myself repeatedly last year when, as a Scottish poet engaged with social movements, I was flattered with requests to contribute poems to pro-Independence publications.
Aug 24, 2015

Like probably most of you, I sniggered at Poets for Corbyn, but this thoughtful piece made me feel bad about that prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/from-…

Leith on life: how happy to be helpless

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Sam Leith / August 20, 2015 / Leave a comment Published in September 2015 issue of Prospect Magazine I had a beautiful moment the other day. It came when I arrived at East Finchley station at about nine o'clock on the morning of the recent Tube strike.

The inequality Piketty ignores

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by David Willetts / August 20, 2015 / Leave a comment Published in September 2015 issue of Prospect Magazine This morning at the Treasury, Christine Lagarde (left), Managing Director of the IMF,...
Aug 23, 2015

RT @prospect_uk: Piketty ignores the "deep problem" of inequality between the generations, argues David Willetts prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/mind-…

The irony of migrancy

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by AC Grayling / August 20, 2015 / Leave a comment Published in September 2015 issue of Prospect Magazine Put yourself in the shoes of a migrant at Calais, hoping to get to a place which is stable and peaceful, where there is the chance of work, where a language is spoken that you know.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @prospect_uk: .@acgrayling challenges us to put ourselves in shoes of migrants—and then we will see migrancy in a more humane light prospectmagazine.co.uk/opinions/the-i…

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