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Et Cetera - Prospect's general blog

Prospect has specialist blogs about rights at workhealth & safety and pensions. This is our 'everything else' blog - contributors from across the union about different events, campaigns, news and current affairs.


wind turbine engineers

Energy policy should be led by experts

Text of a speech given by Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy at Prospect's Energy Summit in Westminster on 4th April 2019 


Space suit diagrams

NASA spacewalk stumble

When it comes to celebrating diversity in science, technology engineering and maths (STEM), few organisations have the profile and the reach of NASA. To the army of activists, authors and academics working to write women back into the story of science, NASA is something like a fairy godmother. With a...


Clouds over a field

Situation at Natural England exposes impact of austerity on our environment

Speech given by Sue Hayman MP, shadow environment secretary, at the launch of Prospect's State of Natural England report, House of Commons, 11 March 2019


Child holding hand out

Whitehall secrecy on fate of struggling schools is unsustainable

England’s system for deciding struggling schools’ futures, now effectively run in-house and in private by the Department for Education, has serious questions to answer.


Prospect members at Tolpuddle festival

Unearthing stories of passion and protest

From celebrating the landscapes of Capability Brown to preserving the aristocracy’s stately homes, the National Trust was seen as drawing its members from a narrow demographic. But much has changed, says Paul Stewart