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.
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