Speaking truth to power

Our Director’s latest thoughts on the challenge of Speaking truth to power…

Niall Cooper

HomeOfficeImmigrationPosterHaving been brought up a Methodist, I can’t ever quite get away from thinking of September as the start of the New Year.  The next 12 (or more precisely 20) months are likely to tell us a lot about what sort of society we are – and want to be – on these British Isles of ours.

As the 2015 General Election creeps ever closer, the shape of the political debates which will frame the next twenty months are starting to be mapped out.  I’m sure we will see much more of this as the annual party political conference season gets under way at the end of the month.  And the omens are not looking good..

Over the summer, the Home Office kicked off a deliberately provocative campaign to target illegal immigrants, with mobile billboards touring London announcing “In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest” and high…

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