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Campaigners mustn’t feel chilled by the Lobbying Act

July 16, 2018

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The turmoil in British politics increases daily – and with it the possibility of a General Election within the next 12 months. Such an election would mean that any activity currently underway which could be seen as influencing the way people vote would be covered by the Lobbying Act and Electoral Commission’s regulations. Recent research from the Sheila […]

Communicating causes: the new bible for campaigners

June 29, 2018

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s 2014 prediction that the 21st Century would be the “era of the NGO” is an appropriate starting point for Communicating Causes – an all encompassing new book on the state of campaigning in the charity sector. The book, launched at a PRCA Charity and Not for Profit event last […]

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 […]

Why the 2017 election will be just like 2015

April 19, 2017

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Among the thousands of General Election 2017 posts bashed out by the bloggerati over the next few days, most will point to a dramatic shift in the political climate since 2015. But for campaigners, there is one thing that remains the same: the law. The Lobbying Act remains in place. Attempts to reform it have been […]

£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

Government’s plans for a ‘rape test’ must be opposed

July 30, 2015

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Plans for a new rape test in Osborne's budget represent a heartless, unbelievable low and must be opposed.

MPs paid £350k for media appearances

June 26, 2014

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Hidden among the latest MP's Register of Members' Interests are declarations of earnings from politicians' media appearances. When combined these add up to more than £350k.