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“We must allow ourselves to surrender to the reality of the crisis to begin the massive task of saving the planet”


“It is part of a concerted effort by the radical right to reassert a social hieratrchy with the white, straight, Christian man returned to his throne”


“Ten years old is one of the youngest ages of criminal responsibility in the world”


“The world is getting hotter and we’re running out of both space and time”


“Intelligent Tutoring Systems have the potential to disrupt the shadow education system.”


“Let’s share work around more equally between those who are overworked and those who are underemployed”


“Many people are detached from a cause often because they haven’t thought about it from a personal perspective”


“The loss of heathland across the UK has caused a decrease in the number of reptiles”


“I had to convince the local authority to support me to go to university”


“Children of professionals will, by the age of three, have heard a million more words than the offspring of less articulate parents”


“We can all become ‘active citizens’ and not just ‘passive consumers”


“I doubt whether I would be where I am today if I hadn’t been to either Oxford or Cambridge”


“Elon Musk may once again be overestimating his capabilities”


“Racism is a key feature of the lives of black and minority”


“A quarter of sons born in 1958 from the poorest homes remained among those on the lowest incomes as adults”


“A quarter of doctors received their primary training outside of Europe”


“Let’s challenge the casting of the next James Bond”

“If a species is alive, but will never exist in the wild again, is this truly conservation?”

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“The climate crisis is not just some inconvenience, it is a major threat and it will get worse the longer we leave it.”

“The privilege of living in a peaceful and secure country makes us feel we no longer need the institutions that gave us that security in the first place”

“We cannot afford the grotesque human and financial costs of our criminalisation of children”

“Almost everywhere…societies are turning inward”

“We need to ensure all learners can access private tuition.”

“Support for a four-day working week rises to four out of five among millennials.”

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Nicola Jennings

Autonomous vehicles will deliver a revolution in transport and mobility plus a huge boost to the economy, predicts Nicola Jennings

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Iain Garner

The aspirations of state educated kids would improve if 007 was portrayed as someone from their background, says Iain Garner

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Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Many of the Muslim children in care may never find a permanent home, warns Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

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Brenda Hale

Artemis Photiadou of the LSE discusses gender equality with Brenda Hale, the first woman to be appointed President of the UK’s Supreme Court

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Naomi Housego Day

Poor animal welfare persists even in so-called good zoos, says Naomi Housego Day

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Lee Elliot Major

Too often who you are born to determines whether you make it in life, says Britain’s first professor of social mobility Lee Elliot Major

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Dawn Liu

Clearer and more standardised food labelling would help shoppers make better nutritional choices, says psychologist Dawn Liu

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Kalwant Bhopal

Some schools are more concerned with their reputations than tackling racism , says Kalwant Bhopal

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Lewis Hamilton

Adopting a vegan diet is the best way to start saving the planet, says Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton

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Robert Verkaik

State schools need the pushy confident and better-off parents who opt for private education, argues Robert Verkaik

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Simon Reeve

Award-winning TV adventurer Simon Reeve says migrants are a boon for rich economies but devastating for the countries they leave behind

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Peter Tatchell

Human rights campaigner Peter Tachell discusses a radical proposal to extend the legal status of marriage with Artemis Photiadou.

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Richard Lindsay

Sustainability expert Richard Lindsay says farmers need to play their part in helping to control greenhouse gases.

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Derek Bardowell

Former soccer star Ian Wright was one of the first black athletes to personify the black community in the UK, writes Derek Bardowell

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Anthony Ellis

Criminologist Anthony Ellis explores the many factors behind the rising levels of lethal violence in England and Wales

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Catherine Needham

Treating people as customers when using public services may do more harm than good, argues Catherine Needham

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Louise Gentle

Ecologist Louise Gentle highlights the five main threats to Britain’s wildlife and how they can be controlled

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Some of the million Britons living in persistent poverty have been talking to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Miranda Doyle

British boarding schools are to blame for an unhinged ruling class says writer and survivor Miranda Doyle

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Graham Parker

How different would be Boris Johnson’s personality and politics if he had gone to a state school? SaySo asked a range of experts

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Gavin James Bower

Authors vying for the 2017 Man Booker Prize had one thing in common, they were NOT working class, writes Gavin James Bower

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Sutton Trust

Lee Elliot Major of the Sutton Trust and Stephen Machin of the London School of Economics explain how Britain has become less mobile particularly at the top and bottom of society

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David Bartram

David Bartram reveals evidence that UK citizenship tests can alienate new citizens

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Philip Collins

Britain needs a new type of politics to overcome many issues including social mobility, says Philip Collins

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Guy Standing

A new Magna Carta is needed to protect everything of common ownership from public parks to councl housing, says Guy Standing

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John Burns

Most of the land in Scotland is still owned by a tiny number of people, says mountaineer and writer John Burns

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Peter Fleming

Modern corporations are desperate to put soul into soul destroying jobs, argues Peter Fleming

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Ellie Harrison

Performance artist Ellie Harrison shares her vision of a low carbon city lifestyle after a year confining herself to Glasgow

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Will McCallum

Plastic production is still increasing and no major company has a realistic plan to reduce their use of it, writes Will McCallum

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Danny Dorling

In these extracts from his book “Inequality and the Social Thinker” Danny Dorling lays bare the impact of the wealthy elite on the rest of society.

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Robert Peston

Britain’s schools are unfit for the future our children face, says ITVs political editor Robert Peston

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Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans says every victory emboldens religious fanatics. Those opposing them need more support

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Sir Tom Devine

Britain’s exit from the EU could trigger a long political war in Europe or worse, says historian Sir Tom Devine

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NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB

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Think you know Britain?

Prepare to be surprised – and shocked – when you join the SaySo.org non-fiction Book Club. 

We guarantee many of your assumptions about Britain’s society, environment, culture and politics will be undermined and even shattered when you start reading some of the country’s most controversial and thought-provoking non-fiction authors.

Every month we will send you a carefully selected book about Britain which will make you view the UK in new and enlightening ways. 

Each book will be highly readable – often page-turners – which may also spark you to take action as a voter, consumer or citizen.

Start exploring another Britain today.

Join now through PayPal or other payment providers:

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Please note:

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You will receive your first book within a few days.

You can cancel your subscription at any time through your payment provider. 

Books are non-returnable but will be replaced free of charge if damaged or lost during shipping. 

We ask you to join the scheme in the spirit of being Supporters rather than customers. Our small team focuses on producing more content on SaySo.org and building our audience for the progressive views we publish. 

Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated. 

Enjoy your journey through another Britain.

 

NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB

start exploring the REAL Britain

Just £7.99 per month

Think you know Britain?

Prepare to be surprised – and shocked – when you join the SaySo.org non-fiction Book Club. 

We guarantee many of your assumptions about Britain’s society, environment, culture and politics will be undermined and even shattered when you start reading some of the country’s most controversial and thought-provoking non-fiction authors.

Every month we will send you a carefully selected book about Britain which will make you view the UK in new and enlightening ways. 

Each book will be highly readable – often page-turners – which may also spark you to take action as a voter, consumer or citizen.

Start exploring another Britain today.

Join now through PayPal or other payment providers:

Choose Book or E-Book

Please note:

UK addresses only accepted. Postage is included.

You will receive your first book within a few days.

You can cancel your subscription at any time through your payment provider. 

Books are non-returnable but will be replaced free of charge if damaged or lost during shipping. 

We ask you to join the scheme in the spirit of being Supporters rather than customers. Our small team focuses on producing more content on SaySo.org and building our audience for the progressive views we publish. 

Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated. 

Enjoy your journey through another Britain.