Web links for 24th May 2010
Tim has a guest post on Left Foot Forward today on funding cuts for the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, which will set this exciting project back a long way from previous pledges.
Adam has written for Comment is Free today on the challenge facing European progressives: "It is undoubtedly right that the Labour party goes through a period of self-analysis and debate before electing its new leader but the timing could not be worse. Just as the British left retreats into months of introspection, a mammoth crisis emerges across Europe which screams out for protest and mobilisation."
Richard has a guest post at Liberal Conspiracy, reacting to the decision to cut support for youth employment programmes: "For a generation, employment schemes have been let down by the attempt to run them on the cheap. The history of work experience programmes is that, unless they are crafted to address specific problems faced by individuals in getting back into work, they are not much use. The Future Jobs Fund has been an attempt to create something genuinely different – a ‘job guarantee’."