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SaySo - sparking debate about Britain

sayso is the home of progressive voices, challenging the status quo of Britain's society, culture, environment and politics

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Discover another Britain

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“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”


“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”

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“If I could do one thing, I would rid disadvantaged young people of their ‘not for the likes of me’ attitude”

“School children from poorer homes turn up less literate, numerate and articulate”

“We all need to enjoy living within our means”

“Sixty per cent of teachers reported they had witnessed racist bullying”

“Seventy seven per cent of physicians trained in Liberia were actually working in the United States”

“Suddenly, in living colour, England looked like another country”

“The only reason aristocrats have vast acreages of land is because they stole it”

“We shouldn’t say plastic has no benefits”

“We are the fifth-biggest economy but twenty-fifth on world education tables”

“Even if lots of jobs are still done by humans, they won’t be for much longer”

“Pollution is the product of the rich far more than the poor”

“Life itself is now something that is plundered by the corporation”

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“Too many of us are destined to end up on the same rungs as our parents”

“The idea that religion is a trump card…is dangerous”

“I’d like to see people on benefits treated with respect”

“The presumption is that it’s still her job to do the caring”

“Same-sex marriage was opposed by every single bishop who voted”

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society focus

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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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

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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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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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Naomi Housego Day

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

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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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inequality focus

Richard Lindsay

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

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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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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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Louise Gentle

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

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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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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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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.

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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.