News and articles
Heartbreaking to see Alfie Dingley denied life-changing medicine. Instead of sticking to outdated rules, the Home S… https://t.co/qxYcX3VuND
Question for PM: Denmark voted to leave Europol in Dec ’15, since then negotiated v limited access to its data base… https://t.co/Tlj7cvSlIM
So the Daily Mail asks if I'm the "the most preposterous hypocrite alive today?" Remember this, outside Darth Dacre… https://t.co/L5n2XbH1sf
The economic arguments for staying in the EU become clearer by the day, but we need to win the argument for heads A… https://t.co/Wht1Xkuots
The first - and I suspect last - time Miriam has touched a rugby ball! Wonderful decision by London Welsh to suppor… https://t.co/8ejkDzkrLX
When Jacob Rees-Mogg and I agree on a Brexit issue, maybe it’s time for the government to take note... My latest… https://t.co/i1baPEIBk6
30th November 2017 Nick delivered a speech on artificial intelligence and the intersection between tech and politics at the London ad:tech conference. You can read it below.
13th July 2017 The Commission for Inequality for Education, a cross-party initiative chaired by Nick, has published their final report. The report can be found here
Nick had a regular column in the Evening Standard from September 2015 - April 2017. All archived articles can be found here.
EVENING STANDARD COLUMN ARCHIVE
Financial Times Article: 'May’s Brexit stance has not softened but now it must'
15 April 2017
Newsnight: Nick visited the town in South Wales which has received some of the highest levels of EU subsidies in the U.K. to find out why the local people voted overwhelmingly to Leave. His film was aired on Newsnight and can be watched here.
28 March 2017
Observer Article: ‘On this we can all agree. Selection is bad for our schools’ – Piece with Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell
19 March 2017
The Irish Times Article: ‘UK not taking seriously Brexit impact on Ireland’
13 February 2017
10 February 2017
17 January 2017
Financial Times: ‘May must put country first to make Brexit work’
7 January 2017
The Times Letter regarding the prison population with Ken Clarke and Jacqui Smith:
The recent violent unrest at HMP Birmingham is a wake-up call for this country.
Our prisons have become unacceptably dangerous places, with a 31 per cent increase in assaults in the last year alone. Every three days a prisoner commits suicide.
The three of us know, having served in different capacities in different governments, that all governments, of whatever political persuasion, have failed to grasp this nettle for far too long.
Since Michael Howard coined the phrase ‘prison works’ in 1993, the prison population in England and Wales has nearly doubled to more than 85,000. Yet almost half of adults are re-convicted within one year of release from prison. So the system isn't serving victims of crime or properly protecting our communities either.
We believe that an escalating prison population has now gone well beyond what is safe or sustainable. To restore order, security, and purpose to our jails, Ministers should now make it their policy to reduce prison numbers.
We want to see the prison population returned to the levels it was under Margaret Thatcher, herself no ‘soft touch’. That would mean eventually – not overnight, but safely over the course of several years – reducing prison numbers to around 45,000.
If the tide is not turned soon, the prisons crisis will do untold damage to wider society.
22 December 2016
The Sunday Times: ‘Here’s a chance for Mrs May to build a stronger, safer Europe’
13 November 2016
Financial Times: ‘The false promise of a free-trade paradise for Brexit Britain’
10 September 2016