The Great Debate UK

Changing weather patterns mean meteorology is more important than ever

By Guest Contributor
March 24, 2014

–Julian Hunt is former Director-General of the UK Met Office, and a Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The missing debate about nuclear security

By Guest Contributor
March 24, 2014

–Behnam Taebi is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, specialising in nuclear issues, at Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.–

from The Great Debate:

Nuclear terrorism prevention at a crossroads

By Kenneth N. Luongo and Kenneth C. Brill
March 24, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine underscores the prescience of the international efforts to eliminate all nuclear weapons and weapon-grade material there after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Their success lowered the danger of deadly nuclear assets falling into the wrong hands.

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How technology widens the gender gap

By Corinne Woods
March 21, 2014

The Internet and mobile phones have transformed our connections to people around the world. This technology has also, however, led to a widening gender gap in poorer countries. For it is largely men who control the information revolution that helps to educate, inform and empower.

Is controlling your own pension really a good thing?

March 20, 2014

A central pillar of George Osborne’s 2014 budget was the announcement that pensioners will no longer have to buy an annuity upon retirement and that they would have more control of their pensions pots, including the freedom to withdraw cash without incurring penalty tax changes.

Backing up the rhetoric

By Guest Contributor
March 20, 2014

John Angood–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The Mediocrity Trap

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Sheila Lawler–Sheila Lawlor is Director of the London Think Tank, Politeia. The opinions expressed are her own.–

A good news story

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

–Cathy Corrie is a researcher at the independent think tank Reform. The opinions expressed are her own.–

Osborne’s pre-election gimmicks do little to address Britain’s long-term economic problems

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Richard Wellings

–Dr Richard Wellings is Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Predictions and wish list for the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.-