Tag Archives: National Citizen Service

All youth services must be treated fairly


When the Minister responsible for Sport refuses to treat matters fairly, it is surely time to challenge her in a way that goes beyond being asked a few written questions? As this question from Labour MP, Steve Reed discloses, our … Continue reading

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Government deceit or pure stupidity


In the last few days two separate proposals have emerged from the Government which gives the impression that they wish to improve the lives of people in our communities whilst at the same time ignoring completely the fact that they … Continue reading

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The Rite of Passage is going wrong


At the beginning of this year Theresa May gave the annual Charity Commission lecture which she entitled ‘The Shared Society’ which was widely recognised as a way of putting to death once and for all the ‘Big Society’ of David … Continue reading

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The Casey Review


Last week in a fanfare of publicity Louise Casey published her review into opportunity and integration. It has taken her over a year to produce the report and I have yet to fully read the 199 pages. Based on my … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency


This Government appears to makes inconsistent decisions about the way they spend our money. In November 2012 I was a candidate for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election, a new role that received a great deal of publicity as … Continue reading

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Can we really call ourselves civilised?


There is an old adage which states that the mark of a civilised society is how well it looks after its most vulnerable citizens. In recent weeks there have been a number of debates, decisions or studies that suggest that we need … Continue reading

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