‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ ESSAYS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PUT INTERNATIONALIST VALUES AT HEART OF FOREIGN POLICY

3 March 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

Oxfam and the Foreign Policy Centre commissioned a new collection of essays by diverse politicians and experts to consider Britain’s role in the world post-Brexit. They argue that unless the UK’s foreign policy is firmly rooted in internationalist values it risks undermining its potential for global influence, and urge the Government to articulate a powerful vision … Continue reading “‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ ESSAYS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PUT INTERNATIONALIST VALUES AT HEART OF FOREIGN POLICY”

JOINT LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER – TIME TO TURBOCHARGE DECARBONISATION

2 March 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Some important reading for the Prime Minister ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. We’ve joined more than 60 organisations to launch a Glasgow Action Plan that sets out five key areas he must prioritise to get us on track to a safer, greener future as fast as possible. With developing countries already bearing the brunt of a climate crisis they … Continue reading “JOINT LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER – TIME TO TURBOCHARGE DECARBONISATION”

PURPOSE BEYOND PROFIT DEBATE

26 February 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Oxfam and High Pay Centre organised a fascinating debate exploring the future of business with some leading thinkers, at a time when the climate emergency and eye-watering inequality make clear that the status quo is not an option. Kate Raworth, former Oxfam colleague and creator of ‘Doughnut Economics’, described the five traits that tell you … Continue reading “PURPOSE BEYOND PROFIT DEBATE”

Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world

16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris … Continue reading “Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world”

New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance

5 October 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance. This week it was reported that the US, UK and Australian governments have written an open letter to Facebook asking for access to user messages. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the request, I find it alarming that governments are resorting to almost … Continue reading “New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance”