Society

Against the backdrop of a developing economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new approach is called for. To address this, a Green Party motion calling on the UK Government to pilot a universal basic income in Norwich has been passed by the city’s council. The proposed pilot, championed by Norwich Green Party councillor Jamie Osborn, would see the payment of a fixed income to all citizens who need it.

Holly Barrow considers how the fast fashion industry must reconstruct itself after the pandemic.
Jonathan Bartley asks for greater public information on the Joint Biosecurity Centre
Sustrans’ Daniel Gillett reflects on the recent government emergency funding for active travel
Navasha Wray discusses the importance of re-examining Britain’s colonial past
Green peer Natalie Bennett on the impact for small businesses receiving no insurance payouts
Alan Story reflects on the save the trees campaigner Roy Millington
Greens demand independent inquiry into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME people.
Green peer Natalie Bennett reflects on the Agriculture Bill after its debate in the House of Lords