Centre for Social Justice

A solution to Britain’s productivity problems could be on the horizon

18 September 2017 18:56

The UK economy suffers from low productivity. Productivity measures output per person, or per time worked. If productivity was higher…

What Christian Guy’s appointment says about David Cameron’s No.10

18 August 2015 16:10

What will David Cameron do with his final few years in power? On election night, he said he wanted his…

The myth of Britain’s two-tier education system

26 July 2015 10:13

On Broadcasting House, one of my favourite Radio 4 programmes, was this morning discussing a report (pdf) from the Social…

State schools, not private schools, are the real sponsor of inequality in Britain

28 June 2015 11:17

In today’s Observer, Will Hutton unwittingly highlights the poverty of the inequality debate in Britain. Gifted writers like him bang…

Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair

24 June 2015 14:02

Alan Milburn has told Labour something it does not want to hear: Tony Blair was as great for the party…

We need body scanners to tackle the prison drug problem

13 March 2015 11:00

As every prisoner and ex-prisoner knows the most frequently used route for drug smuggling into all categories of jails is…

Britain’s banks fail the poor

28 July 2014 11:36

Britain’s banks aren’t working for the poor. We, the better off, might moan when our internet banking crashes or in-branch…

The ‘war on drugs’ has not been won

30 May 2014 8:00

It’s fashionable nowadays to claim that young people in Britain don’t know how to have a good time. There’s certainly…

British households are still overwhelmed by debt

20 November 2013 14:30

Despite ‘the age of austerity’, Britain still has a debt problem. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the…

The View from 22 — Theresa May’s terrorist trap, Universal Credit in crisis and saving the British Museum

30 May 2013 8:35

How will Theresa May deal with the calls to tackle Islamism in the wake of the Woolwich murder? In this…

IDS’s important call for ‘social value’

13 March 2012 17:37

It’s the same for celebrities and policymakers: talking about marriage gets you headlines. Hence why the newspapers have concentrated on…

Which tax cuts would be best for the economy?

24 February 2012 13:58

With all these tax cut suggestions kicking about — and with the British economy desperately in need of some oomph…

Any questions for IDS?

2 October 2011 15:54

At 6pm this evening, I’m interviewing Iain Duncan Smith at a Conservative Party conference fringe meeting. He is fighting a…

A considerable achievement

11 November 2010 11:36

This morning’s welfare event was one of the great “Who’da thunk it?” moments of this government so far. Here we…

Tim Montgomerie’s broad church

13 February 2010 14:02

The FT Magazine has a cover boy today: Tim Montgomerie. It’s about how “a small group of Christian Conservatives are…