Tag Archives: Communities

Start Boxes for Families

Conservatives believe in and value the institution of the family. As David Cameron put it at the 2009 Conservative Party Conference, families are the most important to him, and most important for the country. Other projects, such as Tim Montgomerieā€™s … Continue reading

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Greg Clark: Consensual radical

Greg Clark has engineered a powerful decentralising bill that will provide the cities, towns and counties of England and Wales with the chance to take on the big domestic challenges of our time. How creative and effective will each area … Continue reading

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The Big Society: Back, and more meaningful than ever!

Regular readers will know I am possibly the world’s biggest fan of the (real) concept behind the Big Society, and also that I have always been a bit disappointed that 1) it was allowed to become portrayed as just being … Continue reading

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In praise of red tape

Two small stories made the news last month. The first was a report by Ipsos MORI for the Royal Institute of British Architects, which found that many of the UK’s new-build homes are poorly designed, with chaotic living spaces for … Continue reading

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Local communities can help eradicate the international slave trade

The discovery a few weeks ago of 24 slaves on a caravan site in Leighton Buzzard may have hit the front pages but, for most of us, the trafficking of men, women and children into our communities is something of … Continue reading

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