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Dirty Air is Killing Our Kids. It’s Time for Radical Action

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: clean air is a human right.Two months ago, Renew leader Annabel Mullin penned an article on the importance of cleaning up the air in our cities. Short-term solutions include making air filters in schools mandatory in high-pollution areas, but the problem goes much deeper. It lies in our society and planet’s...

Published on 05 Feb 2019

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Here’s Why Britain’s Motorways Suck

In this opinion piece, Ben Carpenter proposes some technical fixes for Britain’s lacklustre motorway network. What do Plymouth, Ipswich and Lowestoft all have in common? They are by the coast, they all voted ‘Leave’ and they are not connected to the motorway network.  One of the main motivations for voting Leave in these areas was the feeling of being economically...

Published on 04 Feb 2019

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The Real Reason for Brexiteers' Insistence on a No Deal

In this opinion piece, Renew's Gwen Jones explores the potential impact of tax avoidance laws on attitudes to Brexit among certain hardline Brexiteers.  Warnings of economic armageddon have done nothing to deter the ranks of hard-line Brexiteers who continue unabated in their scramble for a no-deal Brexit. Perhaps the experts are wrong, after all. Perhaps the likes of Johnson and...

Published on 01 Feb 2019

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Amendment After Amendment, But It’s Too Late For Theresa May

The Prime Minister has bought herself precious time, but at the cost of a deal she knows she cannot deliver. If Parliamentary incompetence needed making any more apparent, Tuesday night’s voting slew certainly did the job. Two of six amendments succeeded in gaining a majority. First to pass was the so-called Spelman agreement, an expression of Parliament’s opposition to no...

Published on 01 Feb 2019

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Northerners: Theresa May Only Cares About You When She Needs A Favour

Cash-strapped, investment-deprived Northern communities: yours is a common theme in any story of 21st-century Britain.For decades, your towns that were once the industrial heartland of our country have been neglected by governments unwilling to consider your fate when planning infrastructure projects and agreeing on budgets.Yet only now, when she desperately needs a favour to back her rubbish Brexit deal, does...

Published on 31 Jan 2019

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Talking To Our Future, Our Choice: Time For A Change?

When Renew met outside Parliament for the ‘meaningful vote’ on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, we bumped into Our Future, Our Choice’s footsoldier Femi Oluwole. A permanent fixture these days on the streets of Westminster, Femi and OFOC campaign for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the Brexit issue, using hard facts to try and convince people of their cause.Within this context, we...

Published on 30 Jan 2019

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