Now is the time to think about Britain after Covid

After the 2008 financial crash, we let our government bail out the banks and make citizens pay. During World War 2 a consensus was formed for a new social settlement: the NHS, National Insurance, council housing and a new national order based on cooperation, human rights and an international rules-based system.  It had faults but was much better than before. Now we must create a social & political movement for Britain after Covid.

This will not be easy. We need to think harder about what we want, how to work together and how to influence people with power - as well as use what power we have as citizens to change things. This is an open invitation to make suggestions, connect initiatives across the country, and create an unstoppable movement to change Britain for good.

We created this site to facilitate debate, make connections with others developing ideas and initiatives that will make Britain better.  Please join the conversation and share your thoughts. Contribute to creating the momentum essential for change 

January 3, 2021
Race to Zero
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December 30, 2020
Now they must be held to account

In today's Telegraph Mark Wallace, Chief Executive of ConservativeHome points to the corrosive way politicians used the EU to avoid their responsibility - now it must end . Leaving the […]

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July 5, 2020
Never Again - clapping for the NHS is not enough

The language of Never Again should resonate – we should not have to mobilise to Save the NHS – that was only necessary because it has been underfunded and successive […]

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May 17, 2020
Post the Covid-19 war, can we win the peace?

This week’s Economist (16-22 May) points out that even before the pandemic globalisation was in trouble, weakened by the financial crisis in 2008/9 and the Sino-American trade war, now it […]

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May 13, 2020
Visions for Post-Covid Britain

Justin Francis CEO of Responsible TravelI have a very strong feeling that we are absolutely NOT all in this together when it comes to the tourism COVID recovery.   I don’t […]

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May 5, 2020
Aviation after Covid

The Covid-19 epidemic is an urgent crisis, spread between countries rapidly by people flying around the world. The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential travel […]

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What lessons for the future should we learn from our experience during the "Covid War" and how might they be realised?
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