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5 March 2020,
A new report by the National Audit Office reveals there were 43,000 vacancies for nurses at the end of last September. What is the Prime Minister's plan to fill these and how will his new points-based immigration system help?
2 March 2020,
James Melville explains why it might be time for the Scottish National Party to change its name.
27 February 2020,
James Melville on how the £200 billion cost of four years lost growth equals the entire UK contribution to the EU budget since it joined.
25 February 2020,
If the success of a government is judged by how it treats the most vulnerable in society, our decade-long Conservative Government has utterly failed, argues James Melville.
19 February 2020,
With the Government's announcement of a new points-based immigration system, James Melville considers how people's fears of those entering the country have been fuelled by political decision-making.
18 February 2020,
James Melville on why we must be careful what we wish for when it comes to making sweeping changes to the under-attack BBC.
13 February 2020,
James Melville sees that two months into 'getting Brexit done', the Government reshuffling of deckchairs does little to change our precarious situation.
11 February 2020,
James Melville on another big myth in UK politics – that the Labour Party cannot be trusted on the economy.
7 February 2020,
James Melville explains the sensible way to square the circle of free trade with Europe and heal the divisions in Britain.
4 February 2020,
James Melville on how Boris Johnson's 'Northern Strategy' continues a 30-year-long deflection game designed to get us to vote against our best interests.
31 January 2020,
As Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, James Melville argues that a deep sense of unease with its identity in the world has led to a flawed solution: Brexit.
27 January 2020,
Could Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer's idea of creating a more federal United Kingdom be the only real solution to holding the Union together?
23 January 2020,
James Melville argues that 'wokeness' is the latest concept to be hijacked by the right-wing to make a stand against equality, democracy and justice.
20 January 2020,
James Melville reflects on how the post-truth rise of politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson has been made possible.
14 January 2020,
James Melville highlights the paradox of our xenophobic media driven by press proprietors who are non-domiciled for tax reasons or based overseas.
9 January 2020,
James Melville explores how Boris Johnson can respond to a protest vote against the territorial injustice of austerity.
17 December 2019,
James Melville explains why the Brexit vote and now a Johnson victory has propelled him away from the Union to Scottish Independence.
13 December 2019,
Brexit has become an identity conflict in Britain. It is Danny Boyle’s London Olympics Opening Ceremony versus the Last Night of the Proms. Where do we go from here?
5 December 2019,
James Melville sets out the state the Conservatives have left Britain in after nine years in power – and wonders why people are still willing to give them their vote.
13 November 2019,
James Melville argues that the appeal of the Conservative Party to the UK electorate is the greatest British political tragedy of the modern era.
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