Politics is “a noble calling”. And in praise of Abraham Lincoln, Edmund Burke and Louis Armstrong.
Posts Tagged: Big Society
Better pre-school education, more help in need for those who have contributed more, a higher minimum wage, support for grandparents – all fit Conservative ideals.
Social investment is more tax efficient than it has ever been.
The claim that Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Victorian values’ meant the reintroduction of ‘unregulated markets’ is simply untrue.
If Cameron loses in May it will be because he fought the 2010 and 2015 general elections in the wrong order
Cameron’s first election should have been about security and his second about hope.
Members of the armed forces, doctors, nurses, shopkeepers…and, yes, news journalists.
A tribute to the charities helping the lonely, sick, isolated and dependent on Thursday – and throughout the rest of each year.
They just want a smaller state and a bigger society.
Mark Fox: What I learned from David Cameron about interviews. And what he could contribute to volunteering.
People willing to give their time and experience for nothing in support of others is a valuable and precious part of our society.
While Brand’s vision of a Big Society for anti-capitalists might not sound like a whole lot of fun, it does represent a challenge to the mechanistic, top-down statism of the conventional left
As it happens, I live only a few hundred yards from his house.
Harriet Maltby: Sunshine is winning the day. Here’s evidence that Britain’s getting better – not worse
More freedom. Strong families. New jobs. More giving. This year’s Prosperity Index from the Legatum Institute is a rebuke to the doomsters and gloomsters.
Support from local businesses, active citizenship, and the occasional competition – these are the ingredients for a strong civil society.
My regret is that, blamed for the disappointing result of 2010, the Conservatives dropped it as a slogan, and adopted a policy of “show not tell”.
It is neither paternalistic nor libertarian, but grounded in a “compassionate conservatism” whose roots lie in Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.