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For charities’ sake we must have more good news

October 16, 2018

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New research has highlighted the lack of positive news sources available to the public and just a fifth of the population have heard positive news about charities

Charities must have the freedom to campaign

January 17, 2018

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Charities have a vital role to play in campaigning for positive social change as they are well placed to spot the unintended consequences of legislation and can highlight gaps that risk leaving sections of our society behind. Even the Charity Commission for England and Wales acknowledges that while charities must be independent from party politics […]

Campaigners must be vigilant to freedom of speech threats

April 10, 2016

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Campaigners gave a “cautious welcome” to the Hodgson Review of the Lobbying Act. But there are still significant threats to charity and campaigners' freedom of speech.

£117,800 to be the PM’s mouthpiece

January 18, 2016

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The PM needs a new (deputy) spokesperson. And the salary is almost five times the UK's average salary

Who are the undecided voters in the general election?

May 5, 2015

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Political polling has taken on an even greater significance in 2015 with the general election being so unpredictable and the media desperate to try and call the final result. And despite this unpredictability, the polls published in the papers always seem to be so confident. Yet, there is always one striking omission from the numbers: […]

Another threat to charities’ freedom of speech

January 11, 2015

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Want to sneak out a threat to freedom of speech in the UK? Worried about the backlash from charities and campaigners? Not to fear, Friday December 19th (or “fall-over Friday”) was a perfect time to bury some bad news. Or at least, this is presumably what was being discussed at the Charity Commission when deciding how to deal with […]

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]