The Spectator 15 December 2018 9:00 AM 15 December 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Last Christmas, The Spectator set up an appeal — not for money to be given to charity, but for our readers to use what influence they have to offer internships for children selected by the Social Mobility Foundation. The response was wonderful. Offers arrived from across the country and, as a result, teenagers found themselves in barristers’ chambers, railway companies, even the royal household. It was such a success that we are repeating our appeal this year. Several of our readers wrote in to make an interesting point: that while they were delighted to help, they could not pretend their motives were entirely charitable. There is great demand for young talent nowadays, so shrewd employers go the extra mile to find it. Gore Browne Investment Management, for example, said it saw in the Spectator scheme a chance to widen its net. It ended … [Read more...] about Britain is on the cusp of a great political and economic renewal. Will the Tories blow it?
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Black History Month Wales begins this October... And it has given us the perfect excuse to celebrate the fact that Wales is full of brilliant, black Welsh people. To honour this annual event-packed month and this year's 70th anniversary of the Windrush arrivals, we are featuring 100 brilliant Afro Caribbean and African Welsh people who have helped shaped our nation. Each has been chosen by the Black History Wales-wide network of members as supported by the Black History Committee to mark its Black History Month theme - "Icons of Black Wales". Each has been chosen for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to public life, science, health, education, the arts, sport, business and equal rights. Each is an inspiration, has achieved something remarkable and has made a real difference. The list appears here in no particular order, and we know it could have contained hundreds of other important figures. We'd love to see your own nominations at the comments in the bottom. And we hope … [Read more...] about Brilliant, Black and Welsh: A celebration of 100 inspiring people