I NEVER enjoy launch events which I am involved in organising – there’s always so much work and so much that can go wrong. To my surprise, Saturday’s launch of the Our Common Home project was different. The response of everyone we spoke to on the day and since left no room for ambivalence; hope is addictive.
It was really emotional. People are so worn down with the relentless negativity of politics that they are very actively looking for another story, a different version of the future to that offered by the political parties. All the UK’s political parties have been recycling the same election manifesto since 1992 and no-one is cheering any more.