If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Posts Tagged: Big Society
Cardiff Bay’s fixation on state provision is totally at odds with Wales’ co-operative, community-based traditions.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
Exempting operators from paying business rates will also help.
What is needed is smarter budgeting – that uses evidence on what works to establish quantifiable future savings.
Scott Bell: My life story so far, the EU referendum – and why we Conservatives have far more to unite than divide us
We are united by our belief in individual freedom, social and personal responsibility and our passion to see everyone have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
Chris Wright: This isn’t austerity. It’s a correction. The sooner we embrace that, the sooner we can redesign better public services.
We should start by recognising that current public services are not quite fit for purpose, and that cuts afford us an opportunity.
Steve Moore: Farewell, Steve Hilton. Hello, Christian Guy – and Cameron’s new social interventionism
Acting on Centre for Social Justice insights has become become central to the Prime Minister’s legacy aspirations.
Today is the tenth anniversary of his election as Conservative leader – the most electorally successful one in modern times bar Thatcher.
The Welsh businesses which have banded together to exploit the tax advantages of multinationals could be pioneers for big society, small-government activism.
For every safe home we make for our refugee neighbours, we could build up to another two or more homes to meet current domestic need, across all tenures.
Nicolas Webb: If we Conservatives won’t serve as charity trustees, we shouldn’t complain when socialists do
I would like to share a few thoughts on my time with the Welsh Refugee Council in the hope that it might encourage more Tories to come forward for such roles.
Governments should seek happiness for their people, but must ask what the happiness statistics actually record.
For too long the left has laid a false claim to be on the side of the poor and vulnerable. We must move into that territory.
Partnerships with universities could also be rewarding for local authorities.