Opinion: Mayors need to listen to communities
The arena decision - opposed by a majority of councillors - once more raises the question of how much power an elected mayor should have.
Opinion: ‘Black Excellence’ shouldn’t hinge on white ideas of success
Achievements should be celebrated, but we should create our own metrics of success.
OPINION: the voting system is broken, it’s time for change
Have you ever felt your vote didn’t count? The turnout in both national and local elections suggests that a lot of people share that view....
Opinion: Unconscious bias training won’t end police institutional racism
When it comes to police racism, is it the case of a few rotten apples or do we need a new barrel altogether? Sam Kidel...
Opinion: The re-tendering revolution is eroding our public services
Disruption of care, risky transition periods and dangerous cost-cutting reveal a broken commissioning cycle. However, an alternative is possible.
Opinion: Bristol’s new phoneboxes could end up spying on you
Councillors should scrutinise plans to introduce phonebox replacements with potentially worrying surveillance capabilities.
Opinion: Surveillance Britain, nothing to fear? Think again
We need to act fast to defend our civil liberties or, like the frog in the pot, we could too late find ourselves in a very different climate.
Opinion: Anna Campbell’s idealism and conviction should inspire us all
Ultimately, she was willing to give her own life so that others might be free. How many people can say that?
Opinion: Bristol Pound ‘looks like Monopoly money’, but is quite the opposite
It may not solve everything but it is a great start.