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22 May 2018

MRN’s response to the Civil Society Strategy Consultation

Whilst arguments rage about the blatant disregard for civil society in Hungary and as the Open Society Foundation withdraws because of political interference, we need to be mindful of the relationship between civil society and government in the UK.

We have already seen the Lobbying Act scare and intimidate some organisations, but it is critical to remember that many of the most outrageous immigration scandals of recent years would never have been exposed, were it not for civil society organisations.

MRN is keen that the role of migrant community organisations, as defenders of right and supporters of the disenfranchised and disempowered is protected. Here is our response and comments to the government’s consultation on the development of a civil society strategy: Civil Society Consultation Response MRN 22052018