‘Whatever comes our way is going to depend on the tenacity, skill and courage of working-class people.’
I am a conflict negotiator. In the late 1990s, then a mediator, there was alarm in the press about the behaviour of young people, mainly males. I devised an idea in response: a contemporary rite of passage for young people, especially with young working-class males in mind. It revolved around environmental rescue. I think that an initiative along these lines is urgently needed today.
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