There is a revolving door between industry and regulators, but does that really make for a 'cosy relationship'?

blurAZ / shutterstock Toby Willison, a senior executive at the UK’s Environment Agency, is departing for the private utility firm Southern Water. Willison has been with the agency since 2002 and is currently its director of operations. The Guardian and Daily Mail report concerns that this is yet another exampleContinue Reading

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India’s pharmaceutical industry is renowned for selling medicines to the world at reasonable prices, especially developing countries. This has helped Africa in its fight against HIV/Aids, for instance. Such endeavours have earned India a reputation as the “pharmacy of the world”. Now, the advantages that have enabled India to playContinue Reading

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In recent days, Boris Johnson’s government has tightened lockdown restrictions in Greater Manchester despite the opposition of the city region’s elected mayor, Andy Burnham. One key point of contention was the financial support that Westminster would provide to the area. Manchester had originally sought £90 million in business and workerContinue Reading

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In many western countries, COVID-19 infection rates are rising again. For some like the UK, France and Spain, it appears that the second wave of the pandemic is already here. The science also tells us that we may see a further upsurge in 2021. We do not know how effectiveContinue Reading