Ben Lowndes #viewsoncomms

A perspective on PR, development and life in the South West

Big Society debate continues…

It’s worth sharing a post on the Big Society – from Andy Sawford at LGiU. There is much more to say on this, as demonstrated by some Twitter exchanges I’ve had tonight over councils’ ability to send newsletters to residents. One man’s localism is another man’s fish and chip wrapper, perhaps. Sorry you can’t see the picture below. Problems with WordPress tonight.

Big Society means government by citizens, for society Writing in the Evening Standard this week, Matthew Dancona makes a spirited defence of the Big Society.    He veers around the subject, pivoting on what he sees as the ideological underpinning of Cameron’s big idea – the small state.  This pitching of state against society, government against citizen, really misses the point.  Government should be for society and by citizens, we must see the state not as a collection of services – vital though ma … Read More

via LGiU – the local democracy blog

Amongst other blogs I have seen, Julian Dobson’s, Nat Wei’s and Matthew Taylor’s also caught the eye.

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