New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
Research commissioned by Wilkes, a new non-profit Parliamentary news organisation, shows the media is failing to connect the public’s interest in politics with the Parliamentary process in Westminster, despite high levels of interest in political issues.
In an online poll of 2000 UK adults, weighted to be representative of the population, more than two-thirds of the public claim to be ‘interested’ or ‘extremely interested’ in decisions that MPs take about issues such as healthcare, crime and policing. Similar numbers are interested in immigration and economic policy.
However when asked about ‘politics’ in general, the claimed level of interest declines dramatically. Only one-third of the public (33%) claim to be interested in Westminster politics in general. That figure falls to 25% when people are asked about the work of select committees. And only 21% of people have read or watched a report about a Westminster Parliamentary debate other than Prime Minister’s Questions. (more…)