We must act now to shield young people from the economic scarring of Covid-19 | David Blanchflower and David Bell | Society

Youth unemployment and its scarring effects on the careers of young people were a major concern in the 2008-09 recession. Now that hopes for a “V-shaped recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic are vanishing, the issue of scarring is again relevant. Past research has shown that those who enter the labour market during a downturn carry … Read more

UK has too much at stake to confront China over Hong Kong | Politics

There is widespread frustration at the British government’s muted response to China’s plans to impose new security laws in Hong Kong, raising the perennial questions about what the UK can realistically do to persuade China to protect the province’s freedom. Jonny Patterson, the chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, described the UK’s response so far … Read more