Tag Archives: Society

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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Another reason to vote Conservative: troubled families, the state and One Nation

This is another in our regular series of things the Conservatives have delivered in office that are great but which they don’t talk about enough… In Dundee in 1996*, the Family Intervention Project took the hugely brave step of looking … Continue reading

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Complicated theories that make things simpler

In Opposition, both David Cameron and Ed Miliband set up policy review groups as an effective way to mark a break with what went before and to engage NGOs and experts into their big tent to generate new ideas. But because these … Continue reading

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The pro-European argument against mass migration

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June, an increase of 78,000 on the previous year. There is no doubt that EU migrants have had a positive economic impact … Continue reading

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Forget about the vocal minority: this is what popular Conservatism looks like

I live in West London, I have a good job in a big firm, doing work I like, and I’m lucky enough to have been well-educated.  My life has been far easier than most. I’m the kind of person that … Continue reading

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