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Environment

How we protect the environment

There is currently more microplastic in the sea than stars in our galaxy, more rapid extinction rates than pre-human background and more climate change-related deaths. Yet, many leaders are still not taking the problem seriously. The UK has long failed to prioritise the environment, and was even once labelled the ‘Dirty Man of Europe’. With […]

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News Videos

Campaigning for the excluded in Liverpool

At this event we were joined by a few other members of the Centre team in Liverpool including Jasneet Samrai and Ryan Frendo. At the event Torrin explained just how large the six million people we calculated have been excluded from support really is. He also spoke about how it compares to Liverpool itself, the […]

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Democracy

Parties need independent complaints procedures

The last decade in politics has not only been messy, but it has also been difficult. It has been divisive. It has been inherently discriminatory. And at the moment, I feel that it is important to point out that this is not only the case in terms of mainstream politics, but also when it comes […]

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Health

Why we need to vaccinate 12-17 year old’s

Over the last 7 months the vaccine programme has been a national effort with tens of millions vaccinated as hundreds of thousands were vaccinated a day, the peak being 20th May where over 800k doses were given, with over 50% of the adult population now being fully vaccinated. However, while we were initially ahead of […]

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News Videos

Campaigning for the excluded in London

On the 30th of July members of the Centre team were in London to campaign for more people to be included in the governments income support schemes. This was alongside the Excluded Unity Alliance who organised the event on behalf of those who have been excluded. Alongside Torrin Wilkins, the Director of Centre, the speakers […]

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Democracy

Centre and local policy making

If you have been watching Centre recently you may have noticed that we have seen quite a few changes. The style of our papers, our procedures, Centre’s internal complaints and safeguarding procedures and our website have all seen large upgrades. The organisation I started five years ago has come a long way since it first […]

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Justice

Legalising cannabis

In the UK possessing or supplying drugs is illegal and in theory this should stop people from getting hold of drugs to begin with. In reality this approach has failed with drug deaths per 100,000 people standing at 4.23. That makes the UK one of the highest countries both in Europe and in the world […]

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Economy

Learning from Denmark on taxes

The Nordic model is famous for three things; free markets, strong public services and high taxes. Free markets and strong public services are popular but the great public services come at the cost of higher taxes. There is, however, a choice between flat taxes or progressive taxation to raise money for these services. Flat taxation […]

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Equality

The fight for equality and our civil liberties

I’m Jake and I am Head of Policy here at Centre. Prior to my role at Centre I ran a student newspaper and am currently working on health policy for the Red Cross. I study Politics and International Relations, specialising in conflict resolution and human rights. As Head of Policy I don’t carry a specific […]

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Foreign Affairs

The Case for the European Free Trade Association

Last week, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide.  Much of what was discussed, however, should not only be welcomed but actively encouraged to go beyond in strengthening UK-Nordic relations.  Issues relating to NATO spending commitments, the Northern Defense Strategy, the regional security threat posed by Russia, and the […]