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People changing politics

I have a dream. And I’m having that dream right now. Don’t wake me up! Where am I? I’m at a political meeting. I am in a big theatre...

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Mums making a difference

Local people complain that they are ignored by politicians until election time.  Then, they are wooed with all sorts of promises to improve their lives.   Such behaviour causes much...

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Back to school: some personal reflections on Losing Control and CTRLshift

In this blog, Mark Wilkinson, Losing Control advisory council member, reflects on the Losing Control conference in February, CTRLshift: an emergency summit for change in May, and the way community groups in towns and...

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The importance of losing control if we are to #ShiftThePower

For two days in February we were welcomed to ‘Losing Control’, a gathering of like-minded folk seeking to connect, inspire, debate and conspire about how to lose control. As...

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Is protest the new form of politics? Tyne & Wear Citizens offer a different model

Barry Knight attends an assembly of Tyne & Wear Citizens to meet the candidates in the North of Tyne mayoral elections Something is stirring. A new populism is on...

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The Blackpool We Want For Our Children

What follows is the text of a speech given by Barry Knight at a one-day conference in Blackpool on 22 March 2019. The objective of the conference was to...

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