When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
Posts Tagged: Big Society
His TUC account of the harm that some businesses can do should be balanced by one of the good that more do – and by projecting a personal theology of wealth creation.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
Robert Halfon: There’s a sense in the air that party splits are coming. But here’s a surprise – they won’t be over Europe
Plus: ditching Corbyn – it’s not that easy for Britain’s Jews. And: thanks to Tracey Crouch and Danny Kruger, the Big Society is back.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Sending up the Left is not enough. But it’s certainly a start – and Tom Harwood is doing it effectively
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.