Mark Paddon

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Scrap triple lock that protects state pensions, says thinktank chief

Paul Johnson, head of the IFS, says today’s pensioners have fared extraordinarily well relative to their predecessors<p>Pensioners have benefited from an “amazing” period of rising living standards relative to the rest of society, and the government should scrap its triple lock that protects the value …

How to keep a teenager happy in London this autumn

It usually happens overnight. One moment you have a child, then they've turned into a teenager. This usually means they'll want more independence - …

It is not too late to rethink this country’s nuclear power strategy

Britain must develop a coherent energy policy focused on cheaper reactors built in the UK<p>It is hard to believe that 40 years have passed since the first North Sea oil came ashore. In September 1975, the Forties field began producing what has so far amounted to some 45 billion barrels from an …

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

We must always be free to criticise ideas like Islam

The terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo show that liberal societies must continue to defend free speech, says Nick Clegg<p>The way we describe the world is changing. The old labels - East and West; Left and Right; market and state – are increasingly irrelevant in a fluid, globalised world. The future …