Tag Archives: Foodbanks

We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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A manifesto for Foodbanks


Now that all of the manifestos have been published perhaps it is time to focus on some of the challenges of daily life, as well as the superficial promises or aspirations that each contender for Government has included in their … Continue reading

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Is our economy strong enough?


The interview with Theresa May on Marr on Sunday must surely rank as one of the most appalling public presentations of the Conservative Party disdain for the rest of society in recent years. The reference to nurses relying on foodbanks … Continue reading

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Food waste – time to write


Last Monday Parliaments Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launched an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. They have invited people to write to them over the next few months with a … Continue reading

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We need a UK Social Index


The impact of any major political change is assessed through a number of mechanisms. One of these is the FTSE100 which reflects the share value of the 100 largest publicly listed companies. If a political policy or anticipated election is … Continue reading

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Command and Control Politics


This morning on BBC Radio4 Today Jeremy Hunt spoke in calm but bold terms about the changes that a Conservative Government would bring about in the NHS. He entirely ignored the point about previous broken promises and refused to be drawn … Continue reading

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Priorities and Gestures


The impact of around 50 World Leaders amassing on the Streets of Paris to express their commitment to oppose the acts of terror such as the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be underestimated. This was a significant … Continue reading

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