I was delighted to take part in a follow up discussion hosted by the Blavatnik School on one of our prize winning ideas – citizens assemblies. The notes of that discussion, which is one of several conversations that we have been supporting as a Foundation both within and outside of government, is attached here. SuzanneContinue reading “Citizens’ assemblies”
Personally, I don’t believe that the government has done the best it could have to ease this difficult time. In my opinion when the first lockdown began it should have been more restricted and people should have taken it seriously. The virus would not be over but there would have been a reduction in casesContinue reading “Fixing the education crisis”
Parliament is, still, the heart of government. It plays a significant part in holding the attention of government and, therefore, all of the endless layers of influence and activity that surround government. The Houses of Parliament, the workplace of MPs and Lords, is out of date, falling down and in need of replacement. The solutionContinue reading “Change the centre of gravity of the UK”
Under the current system of unemployment benefits it costs a lot of money in administration costs to pay for staff and buildings all over the country. As we have seen with the pandemic throughout most of 2020, requiring claimants to attend the job centre is not necessary. We should replace unemployment benefits with a BasicContinue reading “Replace unemployment benefits with a Basic Income”
2 A register of suitable individuals who willing to assist the NHS should be created following a national campaign asking for volunteers to apply. Vetting and inclusion in the register to be kept as simple as possible. Once established the register to be updated annually following regular recruitment initiatives. 368-11
A frequent saying among jurists is that “justice should not only be done, but be seen to be done”. This saying comes from a decision handed down by Lord Chief Justice Hewart in R v Sussex Justices ex parte McCarthy ( 1 KB 256,  All ER Rep 233). This is often taken to meanContinue reading “We could end the backlog by applying open data to the justice system”
In the ideas following they are solutions to the problems presented. It also includes other solutions that would have aided the social issue of the lower class before the COVID-19 pandemic and that now can aid them be more financially stable during and after the pandemic. In terms of temporary solutions, food vouchers being usedContinue reading “Impact on the lower class”
This is not a particularly new idea, but it is not one that has been taken particularly seriously in this country. However, I believe the pandemic has now presented us with a situation that means we can no longer ignore it. If we’re wondering how to create money from nowhere and make up the economicContinue reading “It is time to legalise marijuana, and possibly other illicit drugs.”
Summary Earth’s changing climate and environmental degradation has big implications for businesses, policy makers and above all, our citizens. The recent pandemic has exposed the interrelations between our natural and societal systems, demonstrating that our society depends on a resilient environmental support system and that biodiversity loss and intensive food systems make zoonotic diseases moreContinue reading ““The problem/opportunity: Education and Skills: Equipping all UK citizens with the knowledge and
skills to meet the challenge of the climate and environmental crisis””
Introduction Problem i] – urban light pollution – didn’t change despite great opportunity. Problem ii] traffic noise + air pollution, it’s resumption following lockdown plus emissions of particulate matter, NOx, etc. Problem iii] -lack of public trust -in those with ability to address this. In other words, in 2021, it’d be fair to say, globally,Continue reading ““Title:- Starry Night- Incidence of Delight.
A Policy Innovation?
A gateway to a planetary-sense-of-coherence . “”