Monthly Archives: January 2013

Youth unemployment: how to cure it

The essay below is my  entry to the HJI-Reed Youth Unemployment Prize – see Robert Henderson When things change the surest way to identify a cause is to identify all the conditions which obtained before the change and then … Continue reading

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Wages and benefits are not comparable

Robert Henderson The Coalition’s line on benefits will not hold water.   The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith claims it is unreasonable for benefits to rise in line with inflation when wages are not doing so ( This ignores … Continue reading

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Is it in the blood?, CMJ and the hypocrisy of the media

Robert Henderson The long-serving BBC cricket  commentator and journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins died on Ist January 2013.  The press and broadcasters in Britain were crammed with tributes which veered perilously close to the fulsome.  This was more than a little strange because until … Continue reading

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What has happened to Emma West?

Robert Henderson It is now 14 months since Emma West was charged with racially aggravated public order offences after she got into an argument on a tram which led her to make loud complaint about the effects of mass immigration. … Continue reading

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Sixty years ago – we were naturally greener then

Robert Henderson The world of sixty years ago I was born in  England in 1947 into a world  where the national watchwords were  “make do and mend” and “waste-not-want-not“.   That was in part attributable  to  post-war austerity ,  but mostly  … Continue reading

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