Win a T-shirt from Philosophy football.
Mark Perryman
17 March 2010

Arundhati Roy is an inspirational writer and campaigner. Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize she is perhaps now best known for activism on issues of social justice and economic inequality, in her home country India but also worldwide. Philosophy Football have turned Arundhati's vision of another, feminised world into a T-shirt. Available from we have 5 to be won in our March competition.

What was the name of Arundhati Roy's novel which won the 1997 Booker prize?

To enter email your answer with name, preferred T-shirt size and full address to [email protected] No purchase necessary to enter, entries close 31 March 2010.

Congratulations! To Naveen Kumar, Rosanne Purnwasie, Bronwyn O'Keefe, Alex Rhys-Taylor and Paolo Riva. All winners of a Free Nelson Mandela anniversary T-shirt in our February competition, also available from 


Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

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