Category Archives: Big 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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Professional politics needs to stop being patronising

“The choice is between a one-nation Labour Party that knows we rebuild Britain by standing up for the many and a Conservative-led government that only stands up for the few.” This is a generic Ed Miliband quote. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Politics and Digital: Can do better

When I got home last night there was a letter waiting for me from my Council. Would I like to vote in local referendum on Heathrow Expansion? Why not. Offer the politico a polling booth and he will vote.  Would … Continue reading

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So what does actually work?

There has been much back and forth in the last few weeks about manion taxes, reintroduction of the 10p tax rate, capital gains tax and the economy generally. YouGov polled on the introduction of a mansion tax specifically, and found … Continue reading

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Big Society in Swedish: stora samhället

I have a great fondness for empty, snowy mountains, and a deep keenness to go and see the Northern Lights for myself. I’ve become properly hooked on Scandinavian dramas (Borgen is the least of it – The Killing, The Bridge, … Continue reading

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