What you’ll see in Contributions is a range of articles and videos from myself and others, which reflects some of my thinking. Obviously, you don’t need to agree with all that others and myself contribute, but these contributions are offered in the spirit of helping you to think things through.

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Neoliberalisation of the third sector is almost complete

This is my online presentation at 2023 ANSER-ARES Conference ( Conference of the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research) on MON 29 MAY 2023 at the University of Toronto

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRIME) and Sustainable Development Goals A New Paradigm for a Multi Polar World

This is the presentation I made online to the China Association for Socially Responsible Leadership 3rd Annual Symposium on SAT 20 MAY in Shanghai. There’s plenty more on PRME and the SDGs where this came from, so please use the ‘Contact’ page to get in touch. China Association for Socially Responsible Leadership Shanghai.

Social Enterprise in Scotland Has Almost Run its Course

This is my presentation made to the Open University Scotland Research Seminar on Monday 18 April 2023. It’s rather shorter than other presentations to make space for another presentation Open University Research Seminar For an updating note on my book “How Blair Killed the Coops”, please see Updating Note on “How Blair Killed the Coops”

Updating Note on my “How Blair Killed the Coops” book

Colleagues have been asking what’s been happening since the publication of my Manchester University Press book in November 2021. This is an “updating note”, which I circulated in April 2023.

If You Work It, You Should Control It: Reflections on How Policy is Made

This is a presentation made to the West Midlands Coops Member Education Group on Thursday 23 February 2023 ACTUAL West Midlands Presentation

Returning Coops to the Political Agenda

Presentation to ‘Which Way Forward for Coops?’ Conference, Manchester Friday 21 October 2022 ACTUAL Which Way Forward

Sustainability of Services with Non Profits

Hangzhou International Academy, China, Saturday 17 September 2022 ACTUAL HANGZHOU China.

Challenging the “Truss Legacy” of Thatcher’s Framework

During the August and September 2022 Conservative Party’s PM selection process, Liz Truss’ constant espousal and open admiration for what she describes as Margaret Thatcher’s legacy and framework shows that she really doesn’t understand what happened during this period of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Governments between 1979 and 1992. Some of us were there and saw […]

Spring Edition of ‘Stir to Action’ Magazine

In this clip Les is interviewed by Jonny Gordon-Farleigh from STIR to Action, with illustration by Will Brown. This also shows the ‘Right of Reply’ given to Coops UK Stir to Action Magazine.

Conservative Leadership Contest Infiltration by Revolutionary Community Party

Les wrote this piece for wider circulation about the infiltration of the Conservative Party Leadership Contest by the Revolutionary Communist Party. 22 ACTUAL Tory Selection Contest.Y20

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