General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society
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Unit2 solution to transport problems: Our railways are full to bursting - but futuristic cars are no replacement for the train - Telegraph

Unit2 solution to transport problems: Our railways are full to bursting - but futuristic cars are no replacement for the train - Telegraph | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
The prospect of driverless cars on Britain's roads is thrilling. But it does not diminish the pressing need for High Speed Rail, writes Stephen Hammond.
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A life lived in tiny flats

A life lived in tiny flats | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
The UK has some of the smallest new homes in Europe. So how can people cope living in a small space?
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Net immigration into Britain falls 'significantly'

Net immigration into Britain falls 'significantly' | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
Net migration into Britain has fallen by a third, according to fresh figures released today as the number of immigrants arriving in the country dropped "significantly".
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Rent Trap: Shelter campaigns for rental sector that meets needs as ownership gets harder

Rent Trap: Shelter campaigns for rental sector that meets needs as ownership gets harder | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
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Funny! Worried about immigration? Then go and live in Romania

Funny! Worried about immigration? Then go and live in Romania | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
“Half of our women look like Kate. The other half, like her sister,” the poster reads. Another points out: “Charles bought a house here in 2005. And Harry hasn’t been photographed naked once.”
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Immigration, talent and David Cameron's 'global race'. Can Britain be both open and closed? – Telegraph Blogs

Immigration, talent and David Cameron's 'global race'. Can Britain be both open and closed?  – Telegraph Blogs | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
Damian Green this morning puts forward a cogent case for recruiting foreign police chiefs. If police forces are to improve, the minister says, they need to fish for talent in the biggest possible pool.
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Migration and talent, can UK find right balance?

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India 2.0 Descendants of Indian emigrants, born in the West, returning for a better life Telegraph

India 2.0 Descendants of Indian emigrants, born in the West, returning for a better life Telegraph | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
Over the decades millions of Indians have emigrated in search of a better existence.
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What can Cameron really do about Bulgarian and Romanian immigration?

What can Cameron really do about Bulgarian and Romanian immigration? | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
Robert Rowthorn: With EU law protecting migrants, the best response would be to adjust to these inflows and minimise their negative impact
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Lots of relevant issues for the migration topic here: EU law, EU expansion, reasons for and impact of migration

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Home ownership among young people down by a third: "chronic shortage of affordable homes to buy"

Home ownership among young people down by a third: "chronic shortage of affordable homes to buy" | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
A new report from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) suggests that in England 43
per cent of people aged 25-34 owned their own home in 2012, down from 67 per cent ten years ago.
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Poynton Regenerated

A community in decline, divided by decades of anti-social traffic engineering, is reunited and revitalised by streetscape redesign
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Does our housing meet today's needs? Tower blocks haven't only scarred city skylines - they've ruined lives - Telegraph

Does our housing meet today's needs? Tower blocks haven't only scarred city skylines - they've ruined lives - Telegraph | General Studies Unit 2: Politics & Society | Scoop.it
Terraced houses are more efficient and civilised. We should build more of them - they are Britain’s greatest contribution to domestic architecture
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Brilliant article for discussion of whether UK housing meets today's needs, as well as how life in towns and cities might be improved.

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