Last week, Katie Hopkins stirred up much hatred across the country for admitting she wouldn’t like her children to play with kids whose names expose their lower class roots.

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Friday, 05 July 2013 14:27

Trust is a matter of spying

From 20th century Cold War espionage to last month’s PRISM story, spying has remained a well-established practice within our society for years now.

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Today’s creative way of bringing people together starts with a circle.  A circle of people who all live in one part of south London.  A circle made up mostly of older citizens looking out for each other.

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Friday, 15 February 2013 17:15

Five myths about Divided Britain

The Challenge Network exists to bring people together across lines of difference. We exist to turn Divided Britain into United Britain where people trust each other again.

As I talk to people about what we do, these are the top five myths I encounter.

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Saturday, 19 January 2013 00:00

Words will never hurt me

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

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Last year, before being surrounded by bugs in the jungle, Nadine Dorris MP hit the headlines by calling the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, “two posh boys who don’t know the price of milk”.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:00

A Challenge to All Charities

When I’m asked what The Challenge Network does I find it tricky to be succinct.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:00

What you can learn from a 2 year old

My eldest daughter is 3 next week. While there are a lot of things I wouldn’t ask Chloe to teach me (eating tidily, toilet usage, pronouncing certain long words), there are two things I’ve recently learnt.

1. It’s Easier to Spot Differences than Similarities

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Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:00

What Europe Says About ‘Us’

Turns out no-one really likes the EU.

But why not? Why do we care whether some random unpopular people in Brussels decide things or some random unpopular people in London?

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Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

The Britain of 2030

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” [Yogi Berra]

My oldest child Chloe is 3. When she turns 20, Britain will be

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