Category Archives: Charities

A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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We need our Big Lottery Refund!


Last week, Crawley MP Henry Smith used his website to encourage his constituents to apply for the Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund. This opportunity exists across the UK. The fund consists of £3M of which one allocation will be £1M and … Continue reading

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How do we combine our motivation for change?


This weekend in Brighton large parts of the city will be celebrating Pride as it falls within a few days of the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Last weekend I was in Liverpool where they were celebrating … Continue reading

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The importance of a prepared exit route


We live in a nation that is struggling to make sense of how to leave the EU in a manner that is not destructive for either the UK or indeed the EU itself, which will remain our closest and largest … Continue reading

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Too late to shut an important Stable Door


On 26th July Tim Loughton MP, for East Worthing and Shoreham asked a question of the Government. “To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which policy areas relevant to vulnerable children and young people are under consideration in … Continue reading

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Loughton must extend his consultation


According to this news report, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children, chaired by Tim Loughton MP is in the process of asking Social Workers and those people currently training to be Social Workers if they believe the Government needs … Continue reading

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