Category Archives: Big Society

Tristram Hunt’s 1% and the working class young people who are still left behind

“Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because … Continue reading

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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 Montgomerie’s … 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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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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