Credibility is fundamental to campaigning organisations. People need to trust you in order to back your campaign and - crucially - tell someone else about it. They want to know you are speaking out and standing up for what you believe in. But you also need to have some access to those in power if you are to get them to listen to you and secure change.
In a bid to piece together the real face of youth unemployment I took a three-week tour of the country - from Sheffield to Sunderland, Newcastle to Glasgow, Cardiff, small towns in Devon and up to Oxford. I met countless people who make up the figures and the youth workers and employers who are trying to help them. Unlike so many politicians in Westminster these people know what youth unemployment is really like and what needs to change.
Free speech doesn't mean being able to say what you want, where you want, when you want, uncommented on or uncriticised. We have the democratic right to protest and campaign against misogyny and if that includes trying to convince and putting pressure on comedians to stop telling rape jokes then that is our democratic right too.
Earlier this week, the government announced a review into practical planning guidance. This may be seen as a technocratic announcement but the impacts could be enormous.
The coalition government, under the auspices of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), is transforming universities from places of discovery and learning into border checkpoints where the constant surveillance and monitoring of students--foreign and domestic alike--is a core part of every university's mission.
Debates are part of the political battle where fortunes can be won and lost on the turn of a sentence. If you've ever taken part in a full-on debate, you'll know it is hard work. In this game we've simulated 1% of the experience. To win each point you need to type-in your sentence before your opponent completes their counter-point.
Jeremy Hunt pledged today that he will follow scientific advice in his decisions as Health Secretary. Mr Hunt's appointment to the health brief in ...
The chances of Prince William leapfrogging his father to the throne increased dramatically this week. As the Prince of Wales heads further and further into unconstitutional waters by demanding his letters to government ministers remain private, William started to look like a much more eligible candidate for kingship.