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From Buttonwood to Vickers and Back Again

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout summer and autumn 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas

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The year the future started to fight back

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout summer and autumn 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas...

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Learning from 9/11

Instead of only asking one another where we were ten years ago, when Al-Qaeda attacked the USA, it is worth pondering the deeper question put by Archbishop Rowan Williams: ‘After the 11th, what are we prepared to learn?’...

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Why Ten Years on Britain is Less Secure

It has been a bruising decade for Britain. If on 10 September, 2001 an analyst had suggested that within months British forces would be fighting on the ground in Afghanistan, let alone in Iraq less than two years later credentials would have been questioned. 911 quite simply changed all the planning assumptions upon which British security and defence policy was established.

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The Coalition and the Environment

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout summer and autumn 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas

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A crossroads in UK regeneration policy

Government ministers, it would appear, have been a little spooked by opposition to their plans to simplify the planning system. This week communities secretary Eric Pickles and Chancellor George Osborne took the trouble to rebut their critics in the pages of the Financial Times. Their worry is the growing fear, particularly in southeast England, that the enticingly-named National Planning Policy Framework will be a developers’ charter, removing local people’s rights to challenge speculative housebuilding and encroachment on the green belt. At the same time the angst in the planning profession is that the government’s neighbourhood planning

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The future of localism must be economic

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout July and August 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas.

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Innovation, Innovation , Innovation

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout July and August 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas.

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Changing lives by changing life chances

This is a chapter from ResPublica's collection of essays, entitled "Changing the Debate: The Ideas Redefining Britain". Throughout July and August 2011, ResPublica will be publishing chapters from the collection on The Disraeli Room blog, encouraging other thinkers, politicians and members of the public to join the debate and contribute to the development of ideas.

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Libya: Implementing the Peace

...Things move quickly when a regime cracks, and with the former rebels now suddenly controlling four-fifths of Tripoli, the immediate end-game is afoot. For a short time celebrations can be permitted. However, the real work starts now and experience from Afghanistan and Iraq suggest planning for the peace will not be easy...

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