What’s happening to tackle inequality in Cambridge.
Stuart Tuckwood, 2015 Aug 26 To take genuine action, councils have to begin re-establishing real local democracy Cambridge City Councillors, Labour, Lib Dem, Independent, Green and Tory, unanimously passed an emergency motion at the last full council meeting calling for a reconsideration of George Osborne’s ‘Emergency Budget’ measures. Cross bench unity of this type is
Mark Page, 2015 Jun 03 Magna Carta 2015: Democracy for Our Digital Future Saturday 6th June 2015 Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB View map Directions We invite you to join us for a free conference on democratic reform in the digital age. Register right now to avoid disappointment Agenda 9:45
Henry Tam, 2015 May 13 As pundits queue up to expound what went wrong for Labour and why the Conservatives won control, it is important to remember an old adage – follow the money. A key political issue in any society is whether the benefits generated by people’s joint efforts as workers and citizens should
Stuart Weir, 2015 May 06 Magna Carta 2015: Democracy for Our Digital Future Saturday 6th June 2015 Cambridge Union Society 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB View map We invite you to join us for a free conference on democratic reform in the digital age. Register right now to avoid disappointment The themes are: How
Stuart Weir, 2015 May 06 The Cambridge Commons Open Evening 28th May 2015, 7.30pm – 10.00pm Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA View map This is an invitation to members and non-members to an open meeting for discussion of our future aims. It is not crucial that you tell us you will attend in advance,
Stuart Weir, 2015 May 05 The Cambridge Commons has now published its Fairness Review 2015, ‘Cambridge: Wealth and Want‘ – a shocking dossier of poverty and deprivation in a ‘hidden’ Cambridge. You can buy a physical copy for £10 including postage; please contact us via the website or by ringing this telephone number: 07743 326422. This
Mark Page, 2015 Apr 20 Deborah Padfield argues that universal credit might look tidy on paper but the reality is that it does not recognise the complexity of our lives. Evangelical whackos like Ian Duncan Smith might wish to see the world as a simple place with simple rules but, unfortunately for those who suffer
Deborah Padfield, 2015 Apr 20 Access to law – stop the rot There will be fuller reports of last evening’s Progressive Hustings, at which the three Cambridge ‘left-of-centre’ candidates were questioned on issues of equality. Legal aid was one of them – that rarely-mentioned defining condition of democracy. The candidates All three candidates agreed that
Mark Page, 2015 Apr 16 Our progressive hustings produced stimulating and thought-provoking discussion. Thank you to everyone who came along – especially the candidates of course. Whether you came along in person or have listened to the recording below, we would be glad to hear your thoughts on the candidates’ responses – just contact us.
Mark Page, 2015 Apr 08 Cambridge City Foodbank has provided statistics which make for sobering reading. Cambridge may be one of the wealthiest cities in the world but it has no lack of poverty amongst its poorest. Read the Cambridge News article here: Poverty in Cambridge – stats and facts that tell the story
Mark Page, 2015 Mar 25 The Cambridge Commons Progressive Hustings 16th April 2015, 7.30pm – 10.00pm Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA View map We asked our three progressive party candidates five questions to offer you a revealing preview of their positions. Rupert Read (Green) Re-elected as a Norwich councillor in 2007,