Talks

August 8, 2018

Batting Away the Windrush Scandal

What he did not say and what his predecessor had claimed to have no knowledge of, was that the government had targeted the so-called Windrush generation in full knowledge that for a variety of complex reasons many […]
August 8, 2018

Apprehending Youth Violence (3/3):
Empowerment & Advocacy

Empowerment & Advocacy Apprehending Youth Violence (3/3) Apprehending Youth Violence (1/3): Youth Work Apprehending Youth Violence (2/3): Additional Evidence to Youth Commission   Alternative education provision is now a lucrative industry and a staple in the schooling […]
August 8, 2018

Apprehending Youth Violence (2/3):
Additional Evidence

Additional evidence to Youth Violence Commission Apprehending Youth Violence (2/3) Apprehending Youth Violence: Youth Work (1/3) Apprehending Youth Violence: Empowerment & Advocacy (3/3)   What role can early years support play in reducing levels of youth violence? […]
August 8, 2018

Apprehending Youth Violence (1/3):
Youth Work

Youth Work Apprehending Youth Violence (1/3) Apprehending Youth Violence (2/3): Additional Evidence to Youth Commission Apprehending Youth Violence (3/3): Empowerment & Advocacy Brexit signals even deeper divisions and segregation in the society on the axis of race […]
June 18, 2018

Open Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May

  Dear Prime Minister  It was with both surprise and utter bemusement that I received your invitation to the above. We in this country have become used to foreign heads of state and leaders of movements being […]
April 7, 2018

Brickbats and Bouquets Government Style

Brickbats and Bouquets Government Style The comment below is what I wrote at the beginning of April in response to an invitation to a service in Westminster Abbey in June to mark 70 years of the arrival of […]
October 27, 2017

Building A Turbulent Future

First, let me say how much I welcome the opportunity to join you as you add to the rich tapestry we continue to weave in British Social History through your crucial intervention in the matter of the […]
May 31, 2017

Open Letter to
Theresa May

Dear Madame President, Beyond the Pale When last did you see your husband naked? And what if Jeremy Corbyn had dared to direct cheap jibes at you in a similar vein? He would without doubt have been […]
December 7, 2016

50 Years of New Beacon Books:
Changing Britannia through Arts & Activism

A Public Lecture at the British Library to Mark 50 Years of New Beacon Books 3 December 2016   riends and Comrades! It is a privilege and an honour to deliver this lecture to mark 50 Years […]
November 20, 2016

Cy Grant and
Reclaiming Art and Culture from the Western Supremacist Paradigm

  What I want to do in the time I have is to situate Cy’s cultural activism, which also defined his journey, within the wider movement in our post-War project of ‘Changing Britannia’. A movement in which […]
August 27, 2016

Denying Children’s Rights
By Stealth

  n 24 April 2013 we published our Year 2 report “Always Someone Else’s Problem” on illegal exclusions. Supported by a survey of teachers, it details the scale and nature of children illegally excluded. At a conservative […]

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