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Nine signposts towards Our Society

December 12, 2010 by


Yesterday evening I was at a community centre in Cheetham Hill, north Manchester, taking part in an event on the Big Society and equality. It can be quite difficult at such gatherings to offer a constructive critique of the Big Society idea – you are speaking to people who may be about to lose their jobs […]

What place for protest in a big society?

December 6, 2010 by


When David Cameron launched his vision of a Big Society back in March and again in July, it’s fairly safe to assume he didn’t think its torchbearers would be crowds of protesting students. Yet he and his courtiers should take a close look at the activists who are starting to oppose his policies, because they […]

Are we any further forward?

November 28, 2010 by


The period since the General Election has seen some frantic debate about the nature of the Big Society. A large number of events have been held, and many conversations have taken place, online as well is in physical spaces. So, some of us have been prompted to ask if we are any further forward in […]