Ever walked into a party and immediately felt judged?  Or a meeting?  Or a conference?  Or a gathering of someone else’s friends.

As you looked around the room, you somehow knew everyone was thinking about you, “What are they doing here.  They shouldn’t be here, they’re far too …”

Friday, 15 February 2013

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.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Words will never hurt me

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

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”.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A Challenge to All Charities

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

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

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

Thursday, 24 January 2013

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?

Friday, 25 January 2013

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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