Homelessness lessons from Helsinki

Image description: Helsinki Cathedral at sunset, 2016 This week, I came across a report by The Guardian into Helsinki’s approach to solving homelessness. The report praised the radical approach, named Housing First, taken by Helsinki’s authorities with the intent of solving the homelessness crisis that the city faced. Inevitably, I thought of our city of Oxford […]

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The Divided Kingdom

“This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle… This other Eden… This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, dear for her reputation through the world, is now leased out… England, bound in with the triumphant sea whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege of watery Neptune, is now bound in with […]

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Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Election

At best the results for Labour in this year’s elections could be described as ‘mixed’, but for a party which has spent six long years in the Opposition benches, and are supposedly enjoying the revitalising effects of a new revolutionary leader, ‘mixed’ isn’t quite good enough. Whilst Corbyn may point to the fact that Labour […]

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