Labour Party Conference

The politics of motherhood

Clare Murphy  |  26 September 2015

Women today are routinely informed they are playing reproductive roulette with their fertility. As more women postpone starting their family into their 30s, the calls increase for fertility lessons to be delivered in schools in order that women better grasp the risks of delay. But is delayed childbearing a problem, and preaching the risks to …

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Welcome to Brighton!

Warren Morgan  |  25 September 2015

My good friend Peter Kyle will welcome you to Brighton and Hove this weekend; it is a privilege to work with him leading and representing the city that hosts the Labour party conference. Those familiar with our city will immediately notice one big change: a 160-metre tall tower on the promenade outside the Hilton Metropole. …

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People are key to the productivity puzzle

Nita Clarke  |  25 September 2015

Following the recession of 2008, and a long period of stagnation, the United Kingdom economy has finally returned to growth and is outpacing most of our European neighbours. However, despite this modest growth and a strong jobs recovery, there is growing concern over our flatlining productivity. Productivity grew at an average of 2.9 per cent …

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