Tag Archives: evidence based policy

Get the Geek Manifesto to Holyrood!

The Geek Manifesto has proved popular among fans of science and evidence based policy and prompted many to pledge to ensure MPs and Welsh Assembly members receive a copy of the book. The 21st Floor is now throwing it’s weight behind a campaign to get a copy of the Geek Manifesto into the hands of every Scottish MSP at Holyrood. Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: Badger Cull

Should we kill badgers to save cattle? Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: wage slaves

Philip Davies MP has again come under scrutiny for appearing to suggest those with physical and mental disabilities should be able to seek lower wages than those without. Keir Liddle looks at the facts and figures behind the claim. Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: The War on Drugs

Can the war on drugs be won? Should we be fighting it in the first place? Are there better ways to handle the problems of drug abuse and addiction than criminalisation? Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder

veryones favourite Tory MP Nadine Dorries has everyone all in a flutter over on twitter again, this time due to her views on sex education. Continue reading

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Bad Blood?

David Cameron’s government is currently in trouble over a number of pre-election promises it hasn’t managed to keep: Among these is the reversing of the blood ban for gay and bisexual men. Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy: Funding Crisis

Recent news suggests that the coalition government will maintain Humanities funding – but at the price of their academic freedom. Continue reading

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