Why the Prime Minister needs to repent over child migrants
Gordon Brown’s apology in the House of Commons today is likely to be met with debate and comment about the extent to which a political leader can apologise for the wrongdoings of another government. It has certainly done so in the past over such issues as the transatlantic slave trade.
Why the Tories (and Labour) have missed the cooperative factor
In August 2007, just as the impact of the sub-prime crisis in the US housing market was starting to be seen, but before the banking crisis, I did a Radio 4 Thought for the Day on the importance of co-operatives, and how they could have provided a better model for dealing with the turmoil.