Donald Hirsch, Loughborough University A competition among political parties to promise a more attractive minimum or “living” wage is new to British elections. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is now nearly 20 years old, but Labour in power was always cautious about its level. The Conservatives, meanwhile, initially opposed it. But a burgeoning living wage […]
Category archive: Politics
Helen Drake, Professor of French and European Studies, discusses what impact Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, may have on the future direction of the European Union.
Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison discusses the future of international student recruitment for UK universities and why Loughborough is proud to be a multi-national, multi-cultural and outward-looking community.
A huge throng of female protesters rallied wearing symbols of unity, challenging the decisions of those in power. News reports demonised them and branded them whores, bawds, and even ‘scum of the suburbs’, but they defiantly lined the streets of Westminster, coming together outside the Houses of Parliament, and demanding an end to the English […]
Sport and the Troubles in Northern Ireland: A unique view of the Maze Prison’s sectarian sporting culture
Professor Alan Bairner was given access to Maze Prison’s paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. After a scores of discussions with both republican (IRA) and loyalist (UDA, UVF and LVF) inmates, Professor Bairner hoped to learn about the role sport had taken in shaping their beliefs and everyday lives.
Our experts take a look at Donald Trump and the politics of identity and emotionalism in America.
Many people believe the Psychoactive Substances Act – which came into force on May 26 – was long overdue and necessary to tackle the growing use of ‘legal highs’. But will legislation solve the problem or make it worse? Criminologist Dr Mark Monaghan looks at the evidence.
Professor Sue Hignett in the Loughborough Design School says it’s possible to design out error in the health service…
Today (1 April) sees the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW): a compulsory £7.20 an hour for over-25s. Donald Hirsch, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough University shares his view…
Huw Edwards, Lecturer in Economics at Loughborough University, discusses Brexit and the trade debate…