Civil Society, Politics

Time to take a side: civil society’s collective voice must be heard

  Like it or not, Brexit is coming, but at what cost? If the government hardliners get their way, we face the prospect of the very hardest type of Brexit; yet there appears to be very few charity voices taking a stand against this extreme position. According to a report in Third Sector, the NCVO… Continue reading Time to take a side: civil society’s collective voice must be heard

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Civil Society, Politics

I doubt many VCSE organisations want a hard Brexit

So it looks like a hard Brexit is still the government’s goal, or failing that, no deal at all. Come what may, it seems their desire to stop British and European citizens moving freely across EU borders trumps everything else. Never mind that the 23 June referendum result was extremely close; never mind that for… Continue reading I doubt many VCSE organisations want a hard Brexit

Politics

Growth in gig economy will surely lead to more inequality

Call me a cynic, but despite Theresa May’s claims about the Conservative’s being the real party for workers, I don’t expect employment rights to be a government priority in 2017. Yes, they are undertaking a review following the growth of the so-called gig economy, but positive change? I very much doubt it because they aren't… Continue reading Growth in gig economy will surely lead to more inequality

Politics

To truly reflect the will of the people, the winners must not take it all

Shock wins in parliamentary by-elections lead to plenty of speculation. Richmond Park is no different, with pundits suggesting that this was in part, a vote against a hard Brexit, given the clear pro-Europe position of the winning Liberal Democrat. What’s more, it does widen the debate as to what sort of Brexit we actually want.… Continue reading To truly reflect the will of the people, the winners must not take it all