The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
The black working class are often ‘invisible’ in Britain.

Working class in Britain? You must be white

Kam Sandhu questions why the British working class is inevitably conceived of as white, despite ethnic minority communities being at the sharpest end of inequality.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
People cast their ballots during a vote on whether to give every adult citizen a basic guaranteed monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560), in a school in Bern, Switzerland, June 5, 2016.

The Universal Basic Income is an idea the left must embrace

This is an exciting idea whose time has come, writes Paul Donovan.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Margaret Thatcher is The Iron Lady

Horror flick: Mrs T at the multiplex

Forget Scream, The Exorcist and Jaws: The nightmare on Downing Street is coming to a cinema near you.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Class war

Are the rich winning the class war?

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011

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Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Climate change denial May, 2011
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