Wow, time really does fly. Incredibly it’s almost five years since I launched this website. I’ve written thirty-odd blogs in that time, but one in particular will always stand out.
I’ve never sought to build a narrative through this blog, but reading over past articles two themes stand out: the importance of social justice and the power of education to build a better world. These two themes really fused in “every so often you meet someone special.”
Oh dear. The Government has been caught red-handed trying to hide politically embarrassing new research on the impact of Sure Start.
Politically embarrassing because this same Government has halved Sure Start funding and is constantly talking the programme down. Awkwardly the new Oxford University research proves once again that Sure Start provides a truly transformative service for disadvantaged families.
Please take a look at my article exploring the research and attacking the cover-up.
This week Brent Council held its first debate on the Council’s budget for 2016/17. This is the speech I gave – let me know what you think.
“Madam Mayor, if I may I’d like to take a moment to join you in reminding everyone that it is White Ribbon Day on Wednesday. And to encourage all Members, especially male Members, to support this vital campaign to stop violence against women.