My friends, Boris Johnson here. You will have observed that I have been appointed to the grandest of parliamentary departments, The Foreign Office, a wondrous honour for a lowly Old Etonian like I. Echoing the peregrinations of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, I shall soon be depart across the seven seas furthering the interests of Britannia. My first task is of course to promote to our friends across the globe the greatest of British exports, social enterprise. I outline below some of the dazzling examples that we have to offer.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (via @davemcglashan)
By Tracey Ford, JAGS Foundation
One year ago I sat nervously in the offices of School for Social Entrepreneurs – applying for a place on the first ‘Power Up’ course for social entrepreneurs. I had no idea what was meant by ‘social change makers’, I just knew that I wanted to be part of this exciting new programme.
Good afternoon! A rare post meridiem Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You, as I had some VIP meetings this morning which have delayed things somewhat. I do occasionally do some work you know. After all that exertion I’m am however quite tired so may need a little rest now before going to the pub at five (I’m not even joking – turns out that having a baby is really quite exhausting. Who knew?).
An eclectic set of news this week -enjoy, and have a good weekend!
There is a vacuum of leadership across the country. Turn on the news and you’ll hear of power struggles, leadership contests and plots to overthrow the incumbent. Westminster has become Lord of The Flies, Othello and The Thick of It rolled into one.
With so many leadership campaigns now under way, I thought that this week we could take a look at how you can maximise your own chances of assuming a position of power. At the rate we’re going there won’t be anyone in the country who isn’t standing for a parliamentary position soon.
Enjoy your weekend
Since I woke up this morning it appears that we’ve voted to leave the EU, our Prime Minister has resigned, Nigel Farage is declaring Independence Day and Donald Trump has landed in the UK. I’m just back from four days in France watching football and drinking (responsibly, obviously) and I’m beginning to wonder if they put something stronger than alcohol in the beer. It’s the only rational explanation.
In such uncertain times I’ll do what I always do, and turn to a little bit of social enterprise news for reassurance…
Enjoy your weekend
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