Protect Local Democracy

The government has proposed changes to the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the plans, central government would have the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

Take action now: Tell your MP to speak up to protect local democracy.

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‘Arrogant, anti-democratic’ government ignores results of its own consultation

27 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The government has given itself the power to overrule the democratic process and block local councils from making investment decisions in line with community values. In doing so it ignored 98% of those who responded to its consultation.

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Colombia peace: tackling rampant inequality crucial to lasting deal

26 September 2016 - 12:00pm

The central feature of the conflict has always been the rampant inequality, so solving the social, environmental and political problems still present in Colombia rests on the participation of a majority of Colombians, without fear of reprisal. Yet it is worrying that in the wake of the announcement of the end of the conflict, there has been a spike in violence over the last month.

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