Published on November 3, 2015

From Trident to trans issues, what matters most can be the easiest to forget, by Gary Younge

Citizens & science Open government People & participation

By Simon Burall

Simon Burall is a Senior Associate of Involve. He has extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency.

From-Trident-to-trans-issues-what-matters-most-can-be-the-easiest-to-forget-by-Gary-Younge.pngIn a recent opinion piece Gary Younge highlights four areas where the debate in the Public Space is at odds with the decisions taken by those in power. In doing so he provides clear evidence of the disconnect between the Public Space and Empowered Space that we highlight in our latest report, Room for a View (

“Both the terms and the content of debate are not set in stone but constantly in flux. They can improve – as they have around gay rights – or degenerate – as they have around immigrants. “

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