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I had the opportunity recently to meet up with colleagues from the co-operative sector in France and to hear more about the success it has had in advancing a bold programme for a ‘social and solidarity economy’. Read More »

Conflict has been a feature of Britain’s largest consumer co-operative, The Co-operative Group, over the last eighteen months, as it has tried to turn round the business and build consensus on a new way of working. Read More »

My friend and former colleague, Prashant Vaze, is in Hong Kong and sends me an update on fo Read More »

Applications are now open for communities in England to participate in the new partnership programme on community economic development. Read More »

While the elephants of national political life trumpet and dance, there is a wonderful new programme starting at the grass-roots level, with cross-party support. Read More »

“The Church has always acknowledged, appreciated and encouraged the co-operative experience”, said Pope Francis a few days ago to seven thousand members of the Confederation of Italian Co-operatives. Read More »

At what scale are things best organised?  Read More »

I was part of a messy Moral Maze programme on Radio 4 this evening. The focus was whether there was a duty to vote. Read More »


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