Articles from Stephen Lambert

DON'T LET DOWN THE YOUNGER GENERATION - FIND THOSE MISSING VOTERS PRIME MINISTER!

ON THE day the Prime Minister called a general election in 2017 350,000 citizens registered to vote – half on-line.

COULD A GENERATION OF TEACHERS BE LOCKED OUT OF THE PROPERTY MARKET FOR EVER?

In 1914 90 per cent of British householders rented their homes from private landlords. Today two-thirds own them. Home ownership grew from the 1930s and expanded rapidly after the war. In 1951, 3 out ten people were home-owners. By 2000 this had risen to 7 out of 10. Today it has slumped to under 65% with thousands of teachers unable to get a foothold on the property ladder. How and why?

WHAT NOW FOR PREVENT? ANTI-RADICALISATION STRATEGY MUST BE REFORMED NOT SCRAPPED

PREVENT, part of the Government’s annual £40m counter terrorism strategy, seeks to challenge the impact of extremism and radicalisation by “encouraging debate’ in local communities, schools, colleges and universities. In June 2018 central government revised its national counter- terrorism strategy commonly knowns as CONTEST.

A RADICAL HOUSING PROGRAMME NEEDED TO ALLEVIATE HOMELESSNESS AND BOOST PARTICIPATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION

HAVING a home is a basic human need. It should also be a human right. For those without a home life is barely tolerable. For a rich society like ours the problem of homelessness is an indictment of its ability to meet one of its citizens’ key welfare needs.

The entrenched and unbroken correlation between class and educational success

WORKING CLASS KIDS HAVE BECOME THE REGION’S UNDER-ACHIEVERS AT SCHOOL. THAT’S WHY THE NORTH’S SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES NEED MORE INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT TO GIVE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE A CHANCE.