This is a story of a game for two people. The game is called the Ultimatum game. It works like this.The first person is the Divider. They are given £10. But they have to offer some of that money to the second person who is the Chooser.  The Divider can offer any amount to the Chooser from 1p to £10.

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Monday, 17 June 2013 08:11

We need to talk about integration

I used to work with a colleague who whenever he was given a new task asked himself two questions
– Is it urgent?
– Is it important?

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:48

Monkeys, Frenchmen, Muslims and the EDL

During the Napoleonic Wars there was great fear in Britain of a French invasion.  People living near the coast were encouraged to keep on their guard for French ships and be wary of possible French spies in their midst.

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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 08:42

Struggling to go to the gym?

You know what it’s like. You promised you’d go to the gym tonight but it’s been a long day, that new series is on the telly and besides you could always go tomorrow. Although that is what you said yesterday …

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Do you ever buy a newspaper?  If so, which one?

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:30

You can’t change the world

I don’t mean to be a downer, but you can’t. Let’s start with the Maths. There’s 6 billion people in the world. Assuming you live to 70, you’ll be on this earth for 2 billion seconds. So that’s changing 3 lives every second (assuming you don’t sleep).

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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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